M Terese Verklan
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July 2021: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
Marjan Khajehei, Seng Chai Chua, Beata Gidaszewski, Julie Swain
This study aims to evaluate the correlation between the results of transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) levels measured by the 2 transcutaneous bilirubinometers according to the area tested and to compare the TcB measurements and the serum bilirubin (SBR) levels. We screened 78 neonates born at more than 35 weeks of gestation and aged less than 168 hours for jaundice. We used JM-105 and MBJ-20 to measure the TcB at the forehead and the chest. For newborns who had high TcB measurements, we obtained blood samples during the subsequent 30 minutes...
July 2021: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
Elizabeth Rochin, Kaitlin Reed, Andrew Rosa, Wendy Guida, John Roach, Sandra Boyle, Nishi Kohli, Ann Webb
There is tremendous attention in maternal and neonatal disparities, particularly disparities of race and ethnicity and subsequent outcomes that continue despite calls to action. The literature has offered potential opportunities for exploring data related to racial and ethnic disparities, including the utilization of a race and ethnicity reporting dashboard. This article reviews definitions of perinatal quality and disparity and provides insight into the development of a nationally targeted race and ethnicity dashboard...
July 2021: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
Hatice Balcı Yangın, Arzu Akpınar, Havva Çakmak, Fatma Çalışkan Özdöl, Mustafa Akçakuş
It is very important that infants are exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life and then that breastfeeding is continued until 2 years of age. In this study, we aimed to determine the rate of exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life following birth and the factors associated with continuation of exclusive breastfeeding. The study was a retrospective cohort study. The study population consists of infants born in Akdeniz University Hospital. Infants born between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017 (n = 1402) were included in the sample...
July 2021: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
Kristen L W Webster, Reetta Stikes, Lisa Bunnell, Amanda Gardner, Sara Petruska
Infant misidentification and abduction are recognized as "never" events for hospitals in the United States. As near misses are often unreported, root cause analysis of observed near misses may fail to uncover important contributors. We utilized failure mode and effects analysis to proactively identify and eliminate or reduce the risk of infant misidentification or abduction. We prioritized action plans based upon the highest risk priority failures and developed steps to eliminate the gaps in the infant identification process and the security within the Center for Women & Infants...
July 2021: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
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July 2021: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
Helen Nation, Lauren Sanlorenzo, Kiersten Lebar, Debra Brandon
Benefits of skin-to-skin contact (SSC) are documented but often delayed in the extremely preterm population due to medical complexity and staff misconceptions about safety. This quality improvement initiative was designed to increase SSC utilization among infants born before 29 weeks' gestation regardless of respiratory support by addressing nursing barriers inhibiting SSC. A pre-/postsurvey evaluated comfort level performing and perceived barriers to SSC utilization. Implementation consisted of an updated unit-specific SSC protocol and tailored education specific to identified barriers...
July 2021: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
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July 2021: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
Jennifer Vanderlaan, Christen Sadler, Kristen Kjerulff
The objective of this study was to determine whether childbirth education conducted over 3 or more sessions is more effective than courses conducted over 1 or 2 sessions. This was a secondary analysis of 2853 participants in a longitudinal study of women recruited during their first pregnancy. Data on childbirth education attendance were collected during the 1-month postpartum interview. The Kruskal-Wallis test for ranks was used for univariate analysis by the number of class sessions, and logistic regression was used to compare no education with any childbirth education, single-session, 2-session, and 3-or-more-session courses...
July 2021: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
Diana R Jolles, Lauren Hoehn-Velasco
The purpose of this study is to explore the National Quality Strategy (NQS) levers (measurement and feedback, public reporting, learning and technical assistance, and certification) on state and national breastfeeding performance. The research evaluates the NQS levers of measurement and feedback and public reporting using secondary data analysis of publicly reported data from the National Immunization Survey and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Breastfeeding Report Cards between 2008 and 2018, the latest years available...
July 2021: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
Cathy L Emeis, Diana R Jolles, Karen Perdion, Catherine Collins-Fulea
Maternal and newborn outcomes in the United States are suboptimal. Care provided by certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives is associated with improved health outcomes for mothers and newborns. Benchmarking is a process of continuous quality assurance providing opportunities for internal and external improvement. Continuous quality improvement is a professional standard and expectation for the profession of midwifery. The American College of Nurse-Midwives Benchmarking Project is an example of a long-standing, midwifery-led quality improvement program...
July 2021: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
Suzanne McMurtry Baird
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July 2021: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
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July 2021: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
Elisabeth D Howard
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July 2021: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
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July 2021: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
Amine Bouachba, Fabienne Allias, Beatrice Nadaud, Jerome Massardier, Yahia Mekki, Maude Bouscambert Duchamp, Benoit De LA Fourniere, Cyril Huissoud, Alexis Trecourt, Sophie Collardeau-Frachon
INTRODUCTION: Pregnant women with covid-19 are more likely to experience preterm birth. The virus seems to be associated with a wide range of placental lesions, none of them specific. METHOD: We collected cases of Covid-19 maternal infection during pregnancy associated with poor pregnancy outcomes, for which we received the placenta. We studied clinical data and described pathological findings of placenta and post-mortem examination of fetuses. We performed an immunohistochemical study and RT-PCR of SARS-Cov-2 on placenta samples...
July 15, 2021: Placenta
Nora Hersoug Nedberg, Gitta Turowski, Katarzyna Guz, Ewa Przytuła, Małgorzata Uhrynowska, Borghild Roald, Anne Husebekk, Vasilis Sitras, Mona Nystad, Marzena Dębska, Ewa Brojer, Heidi Tiller
INTRODUCTION: Maternal alloimmunization against human platelet antigen (HPA)-1a has been implied to mediate both reduced birth weight and chronic placental inflammation. Fetal growth restriction is associated with different types of chronic inflammation in the placenta, mainly chronic histiocytic intervillositis and chronic villitis. The aim of this prospective study was to do a systematic examination of placentas from HPA-1a alloimmunized pregnancies, with focus on the histopathological and immunohistochemical diagnosis of variants of chronic inflammation...
July 23, 2021: Placenta
C J Shaw, G Paramasivam, C Vacca, C C Lees
OBJECTIVES: In trichorionic triplet pregnancies, multifetal pregnancy reduction (MFPR) reduces the risk of preterm birth, neonatal morbidity and mortality without increasing miscarriage. A similar benefit has been suggested in dichorionic triamniotic (DCTA) pregnancy, but multiple methods are currently used. This study investigates if the method of reduction used in DCTA triplet pregnancy influences the evidence of benefit from MFPR. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of DCTA pregnancies between 2010 and 2019 who attended a single UK fetal medicine tertiary referral center...
July 13, 2021: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
F N Lambert, H R Gracy, A J Gracy, S H Yoon, R W Scott, D M Rincon, C D Vulpe
Ultraviolet (UV) filters are emerging contaminants of concern that are widely spread throughout the aquatic environment. Many organic UV filters are endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) in vertebrates. However, few studies have assessed their effects on invertebrates. Molting, or the shedding of the exoskeleton, may be affected by exposure to these compounds in Arthropods (the largest phylum of invertebrates). Molting is necessary for growth and development and is regulated by an arthropod specific endocrine system, the ecdysteroid pathway...
July 17, 2021: Aquatic Toxicology
Murali K Yanda, Vartika Tomar, Liudmila Cebotaru
BACKGROUND & AIMS: ARPKD is caused by mutations in PKHD1, encoding FPC [1-4]. Severe disease occurs in perinates[5]. Those who survive the neonatal period face a myriad of comorbidities, including systemic and portal hypertension, liver fibrosis, and hepatosplenomegaly. The goal here is to uncover therapeutic strategies for ARPKD. METHODS: We used wild-type and an FPC-mutant cholangiocyte cell line in 3-dimenional cysts and in confluent monolayers to evaluate protein expression using western blotting and protein trafficking using confocal microscopy...
July 27, 2021: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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