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Pregnancy and Childbirth

  1. Content type: Research article

    Neonatal mortality has remained high in Kenya despite various efforts being applied to reduce this negative trend. Early detection of neonatal illness is an important step towards improving new born survival. ...

    Authors: Elizabeth Gathoni Kibaru and Amos Magembe Otara

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:481

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Systematic reviews and meta-analyses that do not include unpublished data in their analyses may be prone to publication bias, which in some cases has been shown to have deleterious consequences on determining ...

    Authors: Vadim V. Yerokhin, Branden K. Carr, Guy Sneed and Matt Vassar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:475

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  3. Content type: Short Report

    It has been suggested that health literacy may impact the use of decision aids (DAs) among patients facing difficult decisions. Embedded in the pilot test of a questionnaire, this study aimed to measure the as...

    Authors: Agathe Delanoë, Johanie Lépine, Maria Esther Leiva Portocarrero, Hubert Robitaille, Stéphane Turcotte, Isabelle Lévesque, Brenda J. Wilson, Anik M. C. Giguère and France Légaré

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:339

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  4. Content type: Case Report

    Despite advances in diagnostic imaging and focused antenatal care, cases of undiagnosed abdominal pregnancies at term are still reported in obstetric practice. It is atypical and very rare for a patient to be ...

    Authors: Mercy Nkuba Nassali, Tadele Melese Benti, Moreri Bandani-Ntsabele and Elly Musinguzi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:31

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Preeclampsia is a multi-organ system disorder that occurs after the 20th week of gestation in pregnancy and is characterized by hypertension and proteinuria. In Africa more than 270,000 women die from maternal...

    Authors: Prabhanjan Kumar Vata, Nitin M. Chauhan, Arasumani Nallathambi and Fentaw Hussein

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:816

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is a rising public health issue worldwide. Guidelines regarding maternal body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) are missing in Cameroon where maternal mortality rate remains very high....

    Authors: Florent Ymele Fouelifack, Jeanne Hortence Fouedjio, Jovanny Tsuala Fouogue, Zacharie Sando, Loic Dongmo Fouelifa and Robinson Enow Mbu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:806

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  7. Content type: Project Note

    Body weight, length and head and thoracic circumference are routinely measured in obstetric and neonatal departments. Reference values for these measurements have been established for the neonatal population. ...

    Authors: Ilze Meldere, Valdis Urtans, Aigars Petersons and Zane Abola

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:725

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    Hemoperitoneum resulting from a rupture of an unscarred uterus is a rare condition. Uterine rupture in patients without evident risk factors is associated with non-specific signs and symptoms that can delay th...

    Authors: Nabil Abdalla, Malgorzata Reinholz-Jaskolska, Michal Bachanek, Krzysztof Cendrowski, Ryszard Stanczak and Wlodzimierz Sawicki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:603

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Pre-eclampsia progressing to eclampsia is one of the major causes of maternal death in Nigeria. Since there is long term association of pre-eclampsia with cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, rena...

    Authors: D. A. Adekanle, A. S. Adeyemi, S. A. Olowookere and C. A. Akinleye

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:576

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Accurate HIV testing in pregnancy is critical to the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV infection and linkages to other preventive strategies.

    Authors: Ikechukwu Innocent Mbachu, Gerald Udigwe, Ikechebelu Joseph, Okonkwo John, Umeononihu Osita Samuel, Ugboaja Joseph and Mbachu Chioma Ngozi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:557

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Placental soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) which is an antagonist of vascular endothelial growth factor and placental growth factor (PIGF), is considered as one of etiology factors cause endothelial...

    Authors: Jeffry Iman Gurnadi, Johannes Mose, Budi Handono, Mieke H. Satari, Anita Deborah Anwar, Prima Nanda Fauziah, A. Yogi Pramatirta and Dwi Davidson Rihibiha

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:534

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Improving maternal health is one of the eight millennium development goals to reduce maternal mortality (MM) by three quarters between 1990 and 2015. Institutional delivery is considered to be the most critica...

    Authors: Zeleke A. Mekonnen, Wondwossen T. Lerebo, Tesfay G. Gebrehiwot and Samir A. Abadura

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:376

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  13. Content type: Case Report

    An autoimmune disease is characterized by tissue damage, caused by self-reactivity of different effector mechanisms of the immune system, namely antibodies and T cells. All autoimmune diseases, to some extent,...

    Authors: Vânia Gomes, Alexandra Mesquita and Carlos Capela

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:216

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Preeclampsia is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, both maternal and perinatal. The etiology and pathophysiology of preeclampsia remain unknown. Research shows the implantation of the placenta in preecl...

    Authors: Akhmad Yogi Pramatirta, Johannes Mose, Jusuf S Effendi, Sofie Rifayani Krisnadi, Anita Deborah Anwar, Prima Nanda Fauziah, Jeffry Iman Gurnadi and Dwi Davidson Rihibiha

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:208

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Birth related newborn and maternal mortality/morbidity remains high in most of sub-Saharan Africa compared to the rest of the world. In this low income region there is a need for valid, low cost, easy to use m...

    Authors: Ian G. Munabi, Samuel Abilemech Luboga and Florence Mirembe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:205

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  16. Content type: Short Report

    The level of lactate in amniotic fluid may provide useful clinical information when assessing whether a woman in labour is experiencing labour dystocia. If so, a rapid, reliable method to assess the concentrat...

    Authors: Beverley Hall, Diana D Wong, William D Rawlinson, Mark B Tracy and Sally K Tracy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:935

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  17. Content type: Case Report

    Cardiopulmonary arrest in pregnancy has a very high maternal and fetal mortality rate. We report a case of successful maternal and neonatal survival in association with emergency cesarean section of a schizoph...

    Authors: Takako Kudo, Akimune Kaga, Kozo Akagi, Hideki Iwahashi, Hiromitsu Makino, Yoko Watanabe, Takae Kawamura, Taiju Sato, Tsuyoshi Shinozaki, Shinya Miwa, Nobuo Okazaki, Shigeo Kure and Shingi Nakae

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:821

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  18. Content type: Case Report

    Late familial hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia is characterized by recurrent episodes of hypoglycemia and an inappropriate insulinemic response. Treatment with octreotide (somatostatin analogue) reduces the preva...

    Authors: Gitte O Skajaa, Elisabeth R Mathiesen, Elisabeth Iyore, Henning Beck-Nielsen, Espen Jimenez–Solem and Peter Damm

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:804

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  19. Content type: Correspondence

    Recent evidence suggests that prolonged pregnancies beyond 42 weeks of gestation (post-term births) are associated with long-term adverse health outcomes in the offspring.

    Authors: William Schierding, Justin M O’Sullivan, JoséG B Derraik and Wayne S Cutfield

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:720

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  20. Content type: Short Report

    Elevated maternal triglycerides have been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes including an increased risk of preeclampsia and macrosomia. A valid triglyceride meter would allow the examination of matern...

    Authors: Helen L Barrett, Marloes Dekker Nitert, Michael D’Emden, H David McIntyre and Leonie K Callaway

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:679

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  21. Content type: Case Report

    The HELLP syndrome (haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low-platelet count) occurs in about 0.5 to 0.9% of all pregnancies. With occurrence of thrombocytopaenia, it signals for several potentially lethal c...

    Authors: Malitha Patabendige

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:408

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Epigenetic changes could mediate the association of maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) with adverse offspring outcomes. However, studies in humans are lacking. Here,...

    Authors: Eva Morales, Alexandra Groom, Debbie A Lawlor and Caroline L Relton

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:278

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