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Publication date: December 2016 Source:International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Volume 135, Issue 3 (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 28, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

A case –control study of risk factors for surgical site infection after cesarean delivery in eastern Burkina Faso
Conclusion Provision of quality prenatal care, use of the partograph during labor, and the responsiveness of health workers during labor can reduce surgical site infection after cesarean delivery. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Evaluation of the implementation and effects of an obstetric kit used in the Adamawa region of Cameroon
Conclusion There is a need to rethink this strategy, given its gaps and shortcomings. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Factors associated with fresh stillbirths: A hospital-based, matched, case –control study in Burkina Faso
Conclusion Quality and timing of intrapartum obstetric care is key to preventing fresh stillbirths. Easy to implement and available interventions, such as use of a partograph for all laboring women and improving the referral system, have the potential to save the lives of many fetuses. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Factors associated with very early neonatal mortality in Burkina Faso: A matched case –control study
Conclusion Very early neonatal mortality is closely related to the condition of the newborn at birth, the monitoring of the pregnancy, and medical procedures. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Predictors of mortality of low birth weight newborns during the neonatal period: A cohort study in two health districts of Burkina Faso
Conclusion Neonatal mortality among low birth weight infants in the study population was 53 per 1000 live births. This is higher than the 28 per 1000 live births reported by the 2010 Demographic Health Survey for the general population. Therefore, it is necessary to follow infants with low birth weight after they leave health centers. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Initial management of postpartum hemorrhage: A cohort study in Benin and Mali
Conclusion Decrease in the delays in oxytocin administration is a key determinant to improve maternal outcomes related to PPH in this context. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

A case –control study of risk factors for maternal mortality in Burkina Faso in 2014
Conclusion The determined factors demonstrate that the survival of women is closely linked to their health. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Prenatal care and pregnancy outcomes: A cross-sectional study in Luanda, Angola
Conclusion Early entrance into prenatal care and the recommended number of visits are major determinants of mode of delivery and pregnancy outcomes, constituting targets to improve perinatal health. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Using routine health data and intermittent community surveys to assess the impact of maternal and neonatal health interventions in low-income countries: A systematic review
Conclusion RHIS and ICS data should be increasingly used for impact studies on maternal and neonatal health in LMICs. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Determinants of non-medically indicated cesarean deliveries in Burkina Faso
Conclusion The high percentage of unnecessary cesarean deliveries is in contrast to the unmet needs of women who still deliver outside health facilities. NMIC is associated with both socioeconomic determinants and medical factors. Hence, interventions are needed to improve the skills of healthcare professionals and awareness of women concerning the risks associated with unnecessary cesarean delivery. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Rate of and factors associated with indications for cesarean deliveries: Results of a national review in Burkina Faso
Conclusion This study confirms the small proportion of cesarean deliveries in Burkina, the disparity between urban and rural areas, and the relative preponderance of absolute maternal indications for cesarean delivery. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The role of transportation to access maternal care services for women in rural Bangladesh and Burkina Faso: A mixed methods study
Conclusion Lack of reliable transportation was reported as a significant barrier to accessing care during pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum by women in Bangladesh and Burkina Faso. Effort should be made to improve access to emergency obstetric care, and transport intervention should be strengthened. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Home births in the context of free health care: The case of Kaya health district in Burkina Faso
Conclusion Though relevant, addressing the financial barrier to health care is not enough. Additional measures are necessary to further reduce the rate of home births. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Trends and changes in home deliveries in Kassena –Nankana districts in northern Ghana: Results from repeated cross-sectional surveys
Conclusion The incidence of home deliveries halved during the study period and there was a significant reduction in previous inequalities. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Local initiatives to access emergency obstetric and neonatal care in Burkina Faso
Conclusion There are some issues in the implementation and sustainability of the local initiatives. Although many initiatives exist, these are unable to fully address the financial barriers to care. However, these initiatives highlight context-based financial barriers that must be taken into account to accelerate universal access to health care. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

A cross-sectional mixed study of the opportunity to improve maternal postpartum care in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in the Kaya health district of Burkina Faso
Conclusion We suggest the integration of maternal postpartum care in RMNCH services as a key step to improving postpartum care. The intervention would require the overcoming of challenges related to the quality and cost of services, and to reaching the poor populations with low education and a high parity. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Men ’s behavior surrounding use of contraceptives in Guinea
Conclusion The findings demonstrate the need to develop communication strategies within a couple to improve the use of contraceptives. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Emergency obstetric and neonatal care needs assessment: Results of the 2010 and 2014 surveys in Burkina Faso
Conclusion The two surveys did not show a significant improvement in the availability, utilization, and quality of maternal and neonatal healthcare services between 2010 and 2014. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Indicators of availability, use, and quality of emergency obstetric and neonatal care in Togo in 2012
Conclusion Needs assessment for EmONC showed low availability of EmONC services and underutilization of the available services. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Availability and utilization of obstetric and newborn care in Guinea: A national needs assessment
Conclusion The study showed low availability of EmONC services and underutilization of the available services. Further investigation is needed to evaluate the effect of the current policy of user fees exemption for deliveries and prenatal care in Guinea. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Great moments in global health, and why we are in one now
Publication date: Available online 8 November 2016 Source:International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics Author(s): Herbert B. Peterson (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - November 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Using advocacy and data to strengthen political accountability in maternal and newborn health in Africa
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2016 Source:International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics Author(s): Petra ten Hoope-Bender, Adriane Martin Hilber, Andrea Nove, Sarah Bandali, Sara Nam, Corinne Armstrong, Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed, Mathias G. Chatuluka, Moke Magoma, Louise Hulton Accountability mechanisms help governments and development partners fulfill the promises and commitments they make to global initiatives such as the Millennium Development Goals and the Global Strategy on Women’s and Children’s health, and regional or national strategies such as the Campaign for the Accelerated Red...
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - October 28, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Maternal Death Surveillance and Response Systems in driving accountability and influencing change
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2016 Source:International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics Author(s): Sarah Bandali, Camille Thomas, Eleanor Hukin, Zoë Matthews, Matthews Mathai, Dilip Thandassery Ramachandran, Nathalie Roos, Ruth Lawley, Oko Igado, Louise Hulton Good progress has been made in reducing maternal deaths from 1990–2015 but accelerated progress is needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in ending preventable maternal deaths through a renewed focus on accountability and actions. This paper looks at how far Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MDSR) sys...
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - October 28, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Editorial: Accountability in maternal and neonatal health programs
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2016 Source:International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics Author(s): Judith A. Fortney (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - October 28, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Strengthening accountability for improved maternal and newborn health: A mapping of studies in Sub-Saharan Africa
Conclusion There are few accountability mechanisms in MNH in Sub-Saharan Africa between decision-makers and those affected by those decisions with both the power and the will to enforce answerability. Increasing accountability depends not only on how mechanisms are enforced but also, on how providers and managers understand accountability. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - October 14, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Using evidence to strengthen accountability for health financing in Sierra Leone
Publication date: Available online 14 October 2016 Source:International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics Author(s): Sowo A. Lebbie, Rosanna Le Voir, Joanna Tom-Kargbo, Mohamed Drissa Yilla, Abu Bakarr Kamara, Sara L. Nam In 2012, the government of Sierra Leone cut the national budget allocation to the health sector. Civil society organizations organized a nationwide health budget advocacy campaign, coinciding with the 2012 general elections, to hold future leaders to account on financing for women’s and children’s health. As part of the campaign, Evidence for Action produced district health budget tr...
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - October 14, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Scorecards and social accountability for improved maternal and newborn health services: A pilot in the Ashanti and Volta regions of Ghana
Conclusion Engaging a broad network of stakeholders to support MNH services has great potential if implemented in ways that are context-appropriate and that build around full collaboration with government and civil society stakeholders. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - October 14, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Top 10 IJGO articles downloaded from SciVerse ScienceDirect (August, 2015) - (August, 2016)
Publication date: November 2016 Source:International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Volume 135, Issue 2 (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - October 10, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “A scoping review of geographic information systems in maternal health” [Int J Gynecol Obstet 134(2016) 13–17]
Publication date: Available online 28 September 2016 Source:International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics Author(s): Prestige T. Makanga, Nadine Schuurman, Peter von Dadelszen, Tabassum Firoz (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - September 28, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Acknowledgment of Reviewers, 2015 –2016
Publication date: Available online 14 September 2016 Source:International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - September 13, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

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Publication date: October 2016 Source:International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Volume 135, Issue 1 (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - September 11, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Case –control study of neonatal group B streptococcal disease risk factors in a Dublin maternity hospital over a 13-year period
Publication date: October 2016 Source:International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Volume 135, Issue 1 Author(s): Anne Carroll, Maeve Eogan, Cathy Monteith, Adrienne Foran, Richard J. Drew (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - September 11, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Influence of parity and sexual history on cytomegalovirus seroprevalence among women aged 20 –49 years in the USA
Conclusion Among US women of reproductive age, parity and sexual exposures were independently associated with increased CMV seroprevalence. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - September 11, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Use of anti-M üllerian hormone testing during ovarian reserve screening to identify women at risk of polycystic ovary syndrome
Conclusion When AMH levels are used as a screening test for fertility, elevated concentrations can identify women at risk for PCOS. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - September 11, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The impact of joint partner decision making on obstetric choices and outcomes among Malawian women
Conclusion In rural Malawi, partner involvement in obstetric decision making was associated with improved obstetric choices. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - September 11, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Maternal and neonatal health in Africa at MDG end: Availability of and access to maternal health services, and outcomes of intervention strategies
Publication date: Available online 6 September 2016 Source:International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics Author(s): Seni Kouanda, Alexandre Dumont, Rita Kabra (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - September 5, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Anal incontinence and fecal urgency following vaginal delivery with episiotomy among primiparous patients
Conclusion Anal incontinence was comparable between primiparous patients who underwent mediolateral or lateral episiotomy. The association between lateral episiotomy and fecal urgency merits further scientific interest. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - August 29, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Intralipid supplementation in women with recurrent spontaneous abortion and elevated levels of natural killer cells
Conclusion Intralipid supplementation did not increase frequency of chemical pregnancy. However, findings related to ongoing pregnancy and live birth should be investigated further. ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01788540 (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - August 29, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Outcomes of in vitro fertilization cycles among patients with polycystic ovary syndrome following ovarian puncture for in vitro maturation
Conclusions Previous IVM resulted in improved endocrine profiles and increased clinical-pregnancy rates among patients with PCOS undergoing IVF cycles. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - August 29, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Conservative treatment of placenta previa accreta with cervical isthmic opposition suturing followed by bilateral internal iliac artery ligation
Publication date: Available online 30 August 2016 Source:International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics Author(s): Ahmed S. El-Agwany (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - August 29, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Evaluation of a simulation-based curriculum for implementing a new clinical protocol
Conclusion The training program was well received and the accuracy of the communication and the goal set for reaching the operating room improved. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - August 26, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus according to IADPSG and NICE criteria
Conclusion Women with FPG levels of 5.1–5.5 mmol/L have an increased risk of adverse maternal and perinatal outcome, although they would not be diagnosed with GDM according to NICE criteria. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - August 26, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Effect of high-fidelity shoulder dystocia simulation on emergency obstetric skills and crew resource management skills among residents
Conclusion High-fidelity simulation programs could be used for the training of residents in obstetrics and gynecology to diagnose and manage obstetric emergencies such as shoulder dystocia. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - August 26, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The Bakri tamponade balloon as an adjunct treatment for refractory postpartum hemorrhage
Conclusion The Bakri tamponade balloon proved an effective adjunct in the management of refractory PPH. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - August 25, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Evaluation of a ketamine-based anesthesia package for use in emergency cesarean delivery or emergency laparotomy when no anesthetist is available
Conclusion The ESM-Ketamine package can be safely used by trained non-anesthetist providers to support emergency cesarean delivery and emergency laparotomy when no anesthetist is available. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - August 25, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Effect of combined spinal –epidural analgesia in labor on frequency of emergency cesarean delivery among nulliparous Chinese women
Conclusion Among Chinese nulliparous women, use of CSEA for labor pain was associated with an increased risk of emergency cesarean delivery; moreover, this effect was maintained after adjustment for other potential obstetric risk factors. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - August 24, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Clinical correlates of leiomyoma estrogen and progesterone receptors among Nigerian women
Conclusion Leiomyomata seem to depend on steroid hormones, but only during early tumor development. This could have implications for the selection of patients for medical management, especially with steroid-receptor modulators. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - August 23, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Comparison of maternal and neonatal outcomes from full-dilatation cesarean deliveries using the Fetal Pillow or hand-push method
Conclusion The Fetal Pillow appears to be a safe and effective aid for the delivery of the fetal head during cesarean deliveries at full dilatation. (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - August 23, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Helicobacter pylori infection and pre-eclampsia in a Romanian study group
Publication date: Available online 24 August 2016 Source:International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics Author(s): Carmen Rădulescu, Anca Bacârea, Adina Huţanu, Nina Şincu, Simona Băţagă (Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Source: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics - August 23, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research