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[8 out of 10 midwives informed about folic acid. Most of them considered their knowledge about folic acid not sufficient]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature30331
Source
Lakartidningen. 2004 Apr 7;101(15-16):1380-2, 1385-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-7-2004
Author
Anette Lundqvist
Anna Lena Wennberg
Gunvor Lövgren
Herbert Sandström
Author Affiliation
Institutionen för omvårdnad, Umeå universitet. anette.lundqvist@nurs.umu.se
Source
Lakartidningen. 2004 Apr 7;101(15-16):1380-2, 1385-6
Date
Apr-7-2004
Language
Swedish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Education, Nursing, Continuing
English Abstract
Female
Folic Acid Deficiency - complications - prevention & control
Guidelines
Health education
Humans
Maternal health services
Maternal Welfare
Neural Tube Defects - etiology - prevention & control
Nurse Midwives - education
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications - prevention & control
Professional Competence
Questionnaires
Risk factors
Sweden
Abstract
Deficiency of folic acid increases the risk for neural tube defects among newborn children and megaloblastic anaemia in the mother. The aim of this study was to make a survey of how midwives working in maternity health care, family planning guidance, and specialist prenatal care in a Swedish county inform women of childbearing age about folic acid. The questionnaire study showed that 79% of the midwives informed the women about folic acid. Usually, the women received information first when they asked for it and midwifes were less prone to inform young women about folic acid. 87% of the midwives felt that they did not know enough about folic acid. CONCLUSIONS: Midwives play an important role in information about the need of folic acid intake for women in childbearing age. Changes in local routines, guidelines and further education of midwifes would subsequently provide information about the importance of folic acid to women in childbearing age.
PubMed ID
15146665 View in PubMed
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The acceptance of the cervical cytology screening programme in the province of British Columbia.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature111163
Source
J Obstet Gynaecol Br Commonw. 1967 Aug;74(4):479-86
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-1967

Actual medical and ergonomic problems in agriculture in the Ukraine.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature54944
Source
Int J Occup Med Environ Health. 1994;7(1):3-11
Publication Type
Article
Date
1994
Author
Y I Kundiev
Author Affiliation
Institute for Occupational Health, Kiev, The Ukraine.
Source
Int J Occup Med Environ Health. 1994;7(1):3-11
Date
1994
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Agriculture
Female
Human Engineering
Humans
Occupational Health
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications - prevention & control
Ukraine
Abstract
A new agrarian policy in a number of countries caused the necessity to introduce additional measures aimed at preventing of agricultural workers' health. The epidemiological studies in the Ukraine revealed the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases (ischemic heart disease, arterial hypertension) particularly among operators of agricultural machines and workers being in contact with pesticides. The state of health of women working in greenhouses and those in sugar beet growing is assessed. The rate of spontaneous abortions and other pregnancy disorders as well as the retardation in physical development of newborns and infants are evaluated. The necessity to improve the ergonomy of agricultural machines, to increase their quality and reliability is emphasized. The search of physiological optimum of efforts to steering wheel and pedals is given as an example. This approach is of general significance and can be applied to road-building machines as well. The role of pesticide management in the Ukraine is also considered in this paper. The damage to human health and the environment is most often connected with violations of regulations, or persistent usage of highly toxic substances. The most urgent tasks are the revision of the registered and applied pesticides, development of new ecological and hygienic standards, improvement of biomonitoring methods and efficiency of the state sanitary supervision.
PubMed ID
7921900 View in PubMed
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Acupuncture as an adjunct to standard treatment for pelvic girdle pain in pregnant women: randomised double-blinded controlled trial comparing acupuncture with non-penetrating sham acupuncture.

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Source
BJOG. 2008 Dec;115(13):1655-68
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-2008
Author
Elden H.
Fagevik-Olsen M.
Ostgaard H-C
Stener-Victorin E.
Hagberg H.
Author Affiliation
Perinatal Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, East Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden. helen.elden@vgregion.se
Source
BJOG. 2008 Dec;115(13):1655-68
Date
Dec-2008
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Activities of Daily Living
Acupuncture Therapy - methods
Adult
Double-Blind Method
Female
Humans
Patient satisfaction
Pelvic Pain - prevention & control
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications - prevention & control
Quality of Life
Sick Leave - statistics & numerical data
Treatment Outcome
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether acupuncture has a greater treatment effect than non-penetrating sham acupuncture in women with pelvic girdle pain (PGP) during pregnancy. DESIGN: Randomised double-blinded controlled trial. SETTING: East Hospital, Gothenburg, and 25 antenatal primary care units in the region of Västra Götaland, Sweden. POPULATION: A total of 115 pregnant women with a clinical diagnosis of PGP who scored > or =50 on a 100-mm visual analogue scale (VAS). METHOD: Women were randomly allocated to standard treatment plus acupuncture or to standard treatment plus non-penetrating sham acupuncture for 8 weeks. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Main outcome measure was pain. Secondary outcomes were frequency of sick leave, functional status, discomfort of PGP, health-related quality of life and recovery of severity of PGP as assessed by the independent examiner. RESULTS: After treatment, median pain decreased from 66 to 36 in the acupuncture group and from 69 to 41 in the non-penetrating sham group (P = 0.493) as assessed on a VAS. Women in the acupuncture group were in regular work to a higher extent than women in the sham group (n = 28/57 versus 16/57, P = 0.041). The acupuncture group had superior ability to perform daily activities measured with the disability rating index (DRI) (44 versus 55, P = 0.001). There were no significant differences in quality of life, discomfort of PGP and recovery from severity of PGP between the groups. CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture had no significant effect on pain or on the degree of sick leave compared with non-penetrating sham acupuncture. There was some improvement in performing daily activities according to DRI. The data imply that needle penetration contributes to a limited extent to the previously reported beneficial effects of acupuncture.
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18947338 View in PubMed
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Alcohol content in declared non-to low alcoholic beverages: implications to pregnancy.

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Source
Can J Clin Pharmacol. 2010;17(1):e47-50
Publication Type
Article
Date
2010
Author
Y Ingrid Goh
Zulfikar Verjee
Gideon Koren
Author Affiliation
Motherisk Program, Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.
Source
Can J Clin Pharmacol. 2010;17(1):e47-50
Date
2010
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Alcohol Drinking - adverse effects
Alcoholic Beverages - adverse effects - analysis
Beer - analysis
Beverages - analysis
Canada
Chromatography, Gas
Ethanol - adverse effects - analysis
Female
Food Labeling
Humans
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications - prevention & control
Wine - analysis
Abstract
Alcohol consumption in pregnancy may result in serious adverse fetal outcome. Non- or low alcoholic wines and beers may be a risk-reduction strategy to help alcohol-dependent individuals to prevent or limit ethanol consumption. The objective of this study was to quantify ethanol concentrations in Canadian beverages claiming to contain no or low alcohol content.
Forty-five different beverages claiming to contain no or low alcohol content in the Canadian market were tested for ethanol concentration using gas chromatography.
Thirteen (29%) of the beverages contained ethanol levels higher than the declared concentration on their label. Six beverages claiming to contain no alcohol were found to contain greater than 1% ethanol.
Pregnant women seeking replacement to alcoholic beverages may be misled by these labels, unknowingly exposing themselves and their unborn babies to ethanol.
PubMed ID
20051610 View in PubMed
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[Antenatal protection of the fetus and prevention of perinatal morbidity and mortality (according to the materials of the 6th Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of the Ukrainian SSR)]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature66097
Source
Akush Ginekol (Mosk). 1977 Aug;(8):11-3
Publication Type
Conference/Meeting Material
Date
Aug-1977

"A planned baby is a rarity:" monitoring and planning pregnancy in Russia.

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Source
Health Care Women Int. 2011 Jun;32(6):515-37
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-2011
Author
Meri M Larivaara
Author Affiliation
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland. meri.larivaara@thl.fi
Source
Health Care Women Int. 2011 Jun;32(6):515-37
Date
Jun-2011
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Anecdotes as Topic
Family Planning Services - organization & administration
Female
Humans
Maternal-Child Health Centers - organization & administration
Middle Aged
Mothers - education
Patient-Centered Care - organization & administration
Physician-Patient Relations
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications - prevention & control
Prenatal care - organization & administration
Questionnaires
Russia
Urban Population - statistics & numerical data
Young Adult
Abstract
Russia provides an interesting case for comparative research of maternity care due to the rapid social change and steep fertility decline since the collapse of the Soviet Union. I analyze out-patient maternity care in public sector women's clinics in St. Petersburg on the basis of qualitative observation and interview data. Gynecologists' role in monitoring pregnancy is central, resulting in an emphasis on medical expertise and risk management. Ideally, gynecologists see themselves as medical experts and maternal caretakers, but the latter role seldom materializes in practice. Gynecologists' ideas of pregnancy planning demonstrate a wish for further medicalization of maternity care.
PubMed ID
21547804 View in PubMed
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Are postpartum women in denmark being given helpful information about urinary incontinence and pelvic floor exercises?

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Source
J Midwifery Womens Health. 2010 Mar-Apr;55(2):171-4
Publication Type
Article
Author
Inge Lise Hermansen
Bev O'Connell
Cadeyrn J Gaskin
Author Affiliation
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Regional Hospital Viborg, PO Box 130, DK-8800 Viborg, Denmark. inge.lise.hermansen@viborg.RM.dk
Source
J Midwifery Womens Health. 2010 Mar-Apr;55(2):171-4
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Denmark
Exercise Therapy
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Mothers - education - psychology
Nurse-Patient Relations
Pelvic Floor - physiology
Postpartum Period
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications - prevention & control
Urinary Incontinence - prevention & control - psychology
Young Adult
Abstract
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine where and from whom postpartum women recalled receiving information about urinary incontinence (UI) and pelvic floor exercises (PFEs), the helpfulness of this information, and their preferred sources of help with UI. METHODS: Women who had recently given birth in a Danish hospital (N = 439) were mailed a survey that elicited information about their experiences of receiving information about UI and PFEs. RESULTS: Surveys were returned from 266 women, representing a response rate of 61%. Although almost all participants recalled receiving information about PFEs (95%), only half (55%) recalled being provided with information about UI. Midwives were the health care professionals who most commonly provided women with information about UI (33%) and PFEs (55%). Women generally perceived the information as being helpful, with the information from physiotherapists obtaining the highest mean ratings for helpfulness. Postpartum women indicated that they would prefer to consult with continence nurses or general nurses if they experienced UI. Health care professionals did not consistently provide postpartum women with information on UI and PFEs. DISCUSSION: A coordinated multidisciplinary approach is needed to ensure that women are adequately informed about the risk of developing UI after childbirth and the ways in which this condition can be managed or resolved.
PubMed ID
20189136 View in PubMed
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Association between maternal iron supplementation during pregnancy and risk of celiac disease in children.

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Source
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Apr;12(4):624-31.e1-2
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-2014
Author
Ketil Størdal
Margaretha Haugen
Anne Lise Brantsæter
Knut E A Lundin
Lars C Stene
Author Affiliation
Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway; Østfold Hospital Trust, Fredrikstad, Norway. Electronic address: ketil.stordal@fhi.no.
Source
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Apr;12(4):624-31.e1-2
Date
Apr-2014
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Anemia - prevention & control
Celiac Disease - epidemiology
Child
Child, Preschool
Cohort Studies
Diet - adverse effects - methods
Female
Humans
Iron - adverse effects - therapeutic use
Male
Norway - epidemiology
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications - prevention & control
Prevalence
Prospective Studies
Questionnaires
Risk assessment
Abstract
The aim of our study was to determine whether the use of iron supplements during pregnancy affects the risk for celiac disease in children.
We assessed data from the prospective Norwegian Mother and Child cohort study, in which individuals with celiac disease were identified by answers on questionnaires and linkage to the Norwegian Patient Register. Complete data were available for 78,846 children (mean age 5.9 years, range 2-12 years); 314 children were identified with celiac disease. Questionnaires were given to pregnant women to collect information on use of iron-containing supplements, diet, anemia, and levels of hemoglobin.
Celiac disease was diagnosed in 4.65 of 1000 children whose mothers took iron supplements while they were pregnant, compared with 3.15 of 1000 children whose mothers did not. After adjusting for children's age, sex, and age of gluten introduction, and the presence of celiac disease in mothers, iron supplementation during pregnancy remained significantly associated with celiac disease in children (odds ratio [OR], 1.33; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.05-1.68; P = .019). However, celiac disease was not associated with the mothers' intake of iron from foods (adjusted OR, 1.00; 95% CI, 0.97-1.03). Anemia before or during the early stages of pregnancy was not significantly associated with the risk of celiac disease in children (adjusted OR, 1.24; 95% CI, 0.84-2.00; P = .24). The use of iron supplements during pregnancy remained significantly associated with celiac disease in children after adjusting for children who were given iron supplements before 18 months of age, which itself was associated with celiac disease.
In a prospective Norwegian Mother and Child cohort study, we found an increased risk of celiac disease in children whose mothers used iron supplements during pregnancy; this association does not appear to arise from maternal anemia.
Notes
Comment In: Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Apr;12(4):632-524211288
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24112997 View in PubMed
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