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How important is Aspergillus in cystic fibrosis? by Rick Moss

Cystic fibrosis (CF) occurs in 1 in 4,000 births, and there are approximately 70,000 people worldwide who have CF. Aspergillus lung infection is often found in people with CF, is more common in adults and becomes increasingly common as lung function declines.  
Aspergillus Website
over 8 years ago
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Step 4 - Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding

Every facility providing maternity services and care for newborn infants should: Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within a half-hour of birth. Mothers in the maternity ward who have had normal vaginal deliveries should confirm that within a half-hour of birth they were given their babies to hold with skin contact, for at least 30 minutes, and offered help by a staff member to initiate breastfeeding...At least 50% of mothers who have had caesarean deliveries should confirm that within a half-hour of being able to respond, they were given their babies to hold with skin contact. It is now well established that mothers who are supported to initiate breastfeeding soon after the baby is born are more likely to have a successful breastfeeding experience. So the fourth step is to initiate breastfeeding within a half--hour of birth. More inf http://tensteps.org/step-4-successful-breastfeeding.shtml Initiation of Breastfeeding by Breast Craw http://breastcrawl.org --.-- Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding - Video Series Babies who are breastfed are generally healthier and achieve optimal growth and development compared to those who are fed formula milk. If the vast majority of babies were exclusively fed breastmilk in their first six months of life -- meaning only breastmilk and no other liquids or solids, not even water -- it is estimated that the lives of at least 1.2 million children would be saved every year. If children continue to be breastfed up to two years and beyond, the health and development of millions of children would be greatly improved. This video series aims to raise awareness, encourage early adoption, promote training of health care staff, and build capacity for, and to stimulate dialogue about, breastfeeding and its impact on the public, in a range of community and public contexts in low- and middle-income countries. Our goal is to have these ten steps in every facility providing maternal services and care for newborn infants. Videos, presentations, research, evidence, papers, training and counselling materials, tools, and many other related and supporting resources are available. Visit us on-line a http://tensteps.org .  
Nand Wadhwani
about 8 years ago
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Birth asphyxia and Hypoxic-Ischaemic Injury: Prognosis and Management

This presentation summarises mechanism of injury in HIE, and goes through current and future treatment potentials. It also communicates some of the potential medico-legal risks in this field of medicine.  
Charlotte Patterson
over 7 years ago
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Spontaneous Vertex Delivery - Normal Childbirth

A powerpoint presentation made for 4th year medical students summarising normal delivery and childbirth  
Adam Collins
almost 5 years ago
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Major Functions of the Hypothalamus by Professor Fink

Learn about the Thermoregulatory Reflex Center, the Appetite/Satiety Reflex Center, Osmoregulatory (Thirst) Reflex Center and the Parturition/Milk Let-Down Reflex Center.  
Nicole Chalmers
almost 5 years ago
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Medicine Grove: A Shamanic Herbal

Medicine Grove: A Shamanic Herbal - Read book online. Medicine Grove is a comprehensive herbal, with listings for every common herb and many wild plants of North America. It includes descriptions of the part of the plant used, notes on preparation, lists of symptoms alleviated by the herb, and common effects. But Medicine Grove goes further, with chapters on gathering and growing wild herbs, using herbs in shamanic ceremonies or as plant allies in the wilderness, and birth, death, and dreaming herbs. Cruden combines her own first-hand experiences with a profound knowledge of indigenous traditions, enabling the reader to bring herbal lore into his or her own practice. She explains which herbs are best for seasonal ceremonies, smudging, and making offerings, and tells how to purify a sacred space. She covers topics such as vision quests, consciousness-altering, and the special connections between certain herbs and totem animals. Medicine Grove brings the concept of an herbal into sacred territory, offering guidelines for incorporating herbs into one's spiritual life, based on the author's lifetime of work with Native American practices.  
Scribd
almost 5 years ago
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Why are American women dying in childbirth?

Maternal mortality rates are falling in every industrialised nation - except for the United States.  
aljazeera.com
almost 5 years ago
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Faecal Incontinence

Faecal incontinence Occurs in 15% aged >65Y, increasing incidence with age in men only. Causes include: Sphincter weakness (following childbirth/surgery); Anal/rectal pathology e.g. fistulae, Crohn’s, proctitis;  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
almost 5 years ago
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Booking, Screening & Antenatal Care

Much of the follow-up of pregnant women is carried out in the community, by midwifes at primary health care centres. The risk of death from pregnancy in the UK is roughly 1 in 20 000. Antenatal care is as much about educating women about pregnancy, childbirth and child care, as it is about providing for actual medical needs, particularly in the case of a first pregnancy. The exact measures will differ between NHS trusts, but below is a general outline of the type of care provided in pregnancy.    
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
almost 5 years ago
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Chromosomal Abnormalities

Chromosomal Abnormalities Chromosomal abnormalities are a very common cause of spontaneous miscarriage. Most commonly a child with a chromosomal abnormality will not survive to birth. However, there are many cases where the child will survive, although often they have severe disability in life. The normal rate of miscarriage in the general population is 15%. Miscarriage does not become statistically significant unless one particular woman has >3 instances.  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
almost 5 years ago
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Infant and Neonatal Nutrition

BreastFeeding General Info Breastfeeding is superior to bottle feeding and should always be encouraged It can be difficult to learn, and is best taught by an experienced health care professional, in a supporting environment It is best to breast feed as soon as possible – ie within minutes of birth. However: It is never too late to start as long as lactation is still occurring  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
almost 5 years ago
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Physiological Changes of the Heart at Birth

Fetal circulation The fetus receives blood via the umbilical vein. Once this enters the body, it travels through the liver as the ductus venosus before joining the inferior vena cava. It allows 80% of fetal blood to bypass the liver on return from the placenta. It closes functionally within minutes of birth, and structurally within a couple of weeks (may take longer in pre-term babies) Becomes the ligamentus venosum  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
almost 5 years ago
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Summary of Congenital Cardiac Abnormalities

Cardiac abnormalities in children are predominantly congenital. Cardiac abnormalities are the largest group of congenital defects   Epidemiology 8 per 1000 children have a significant congenital cardiac abnormality 1 in 10 still births have a cardiac abnormality 10-15% of cases have more than one abnormality  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
almost 5 years ago
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Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

 Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH, formerly known as congenital dislocation of the hip) describes any abnormality found in the neonatal hip joint. The degree of abnormality varies considerably. The problem may arise from structural defects in the head of the femur, the acetabulum or surrounding structures. Approximately 1 in 1000 births are affected and it is more common in the left hip.    
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
almost 5 years ago
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Talipes Equinovarus (Club Foot)

Talipes equinovarus is a deformity of the foot and ankle commonly found at birth (the foot is fully plantar-flexed and there is midtarsal adduction causing a varus deformity). It is estimated to affect 1 in 1000 births in the UK. Boys are twice as likely to be affected as girls. The cause of the deformity is not completely clear however it is speculated that it is due to mechanical pressure in utero. There also appears to be a genetic link.    
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
almost 5 years ago
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Fetal Circulation Right Before Birth

Watch how the blood flows through the fetal circulation and compare it to what happens in the baby's body.  
YouTube
almost 5 years ago
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CIRCULATORY CHANGES AT BIRTH

2. Ductus venosus … fetal blood vessel connecting the umbilical vein to the IVC … blood flow regulated via sphincter … carries mostly hi oxygenated blood  
mcb.berkeley.edu
almost 5 years ago
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Why Do Babies Cry? The Anatomical and Physiological Changes During the Moments After Birth By George Malcolm Morley, MB, ChB, FACOG

Smiles, relief, congratulations and applause do not begin when a child is born - they start when it cries. Without crying, the room becomes increasingly silent and the mood increasingly apprehensive; and for good reason - crying is a very positive sign of a new, healthy life; its absence is anything but that. Many factors and complex interactions go into the production of the sound that announces joyful, healthy childbirth.  
whale.to
almost 5 years ago
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Normal Uterine Contractions During Delivery with Fetal Monitoring Strip

Labor and Delivery - Normal Uterine Contractions with Fetal Monitoring Strip. Depicts a relaxed uterus and dilated cervix followed by a contracted uterus. The third image shows a relaxed uterus. The fourth image shows the uterus contracting, and squeezing the baby toward the birth canal. The fifth and sixth illustrations picture a fetal monitor and its printout, graph with contractions and recovery periods.  
Nucleus Medical Media
almost 5 years ago
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The pressures of pregnancy

In most developed countries except, notably, the United States, women are delaying parenthood for longer and longer. In England and Wales the latest data show that the mean age of a mother giving birth was at an all time high of 29.8 years in 2012 and that women aged 40 or over had the fastest rising fertility rate. Against this backdrop Kate Bramham and colleagues have explored a surprisingly under-researched area: the risks of pregnancy for women with chronic hypertension (doi:10.1136/bmj.g2301).  
bmj.com
over 4 years ago