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BMI-related cesarean section complications in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Kwaku Asah-Opoku, Iris Pijtak, Mercy Nuamah, Nelson Damale, Kitty Bloemenkamp, Joyce Browne, Marcus J Rijken,

<h4>Background</h4>Obesity and cesarean section (CS) rates are rising in Sub-Saharan African (SSA), where risks for complications that adversely affect maternal health such as infections, are high.<h4>Objective</h4>To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to report on the incidence and types of body mass index (BMI)-related complications following CS in SSA.<h4>Search strategy</h4>A ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2021, :]

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Perinatal outcomes among births to women with infection during pregnancy.

Adama Baguiya, Mercedes Bonet, José Guilherme Cecatti, Vanessa Brizuela, Ala Curteanu, Meile Minkauskiene, Kapila Jayaratne, Carolina Carvalho Ribeiro-do-Valle, Mihaela-Alexandra Budianu, João Paulo Souza, Séni Kouanda, , ,

<h4>Objective</h4>This study is part of the Global Maternal Sepsis Study (GLOSS). It aimed to estimate neonatal near-miss (NNM) and perinatal death frequency and maternal risk factors among births to women with infection during pregnancy in low-income and middle-income countries (LMIC).<h4>Design</h4>We conducted a 1-week inception hospital-based cohort study.<h4>Setting</h4>The study was carried ... Read more >>

Arch Dis Child (Archives of disease in childhood)
[2021, 106(10):946-953]

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A mixed methods evaluation of Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) and Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) in a resource-limited setting on the Thailand-Myanmar border.

Rose McGready, Marcus J Rijken, Claudia Turner, Hla Hla Than, Nay Win Tun, Aung Myat Min, Sophia Hla, Nan San Wai, Kieran Proux, Thaw Htway Min, Mary Ellen Gilder, Anne Sneddon,

<b>Background:</b> Short emergency obstetric care (EmOC) courses have demonstrated improved provider confidence, knowledge and skills but impact on indicators such as maternal mortality and stillbirth is less substantial. This manuscript evaluates Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) and Basic Life Support (BLSO) as an adult education tool, in a protracted, ... Read more >>

Wellcome Open Res (Wellcome open research)
[2021, 6:94]

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Availability of facility resources and services and infection-related maternal outcomes in the WHO Global Maternal Sepsis Study: a cross-sectional study.

Vanessa Brizuela, Cristina Cuesta, Gino Bartolelli, Abdulfetah Abdulkadir Abdosh, Sabina Abou Malham, Bouchra Assarag, Rigoberto Castro Banegas, Virginia Díaz, Faysal El-Kak, Mohamed El Sheikh, Aquilino M Pérez, João Paulo Souza, Mercedes Bonet, Edgardo Abalos, ,

<h4>Background</h4>Infections are among the leading causes of maternal mortality and morbidity. The Global Maternal Sepsis and Neonatal Initiative, launched in 2016 by WHO and partners, sought to reduce the burden of maternal infections and sepsis and was the basis upon which the Global Maternal Sepsis Study (GLOSS) was implemented in ... Read more >>

Lancet Glob Health (The Lancet. Global health)
[2021, 9(9):e1252-e1261]

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Falciparum but not vivax malaria increases the risk of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in women followed prospectively from the first trimester.

Whitney E Harrington, Kerryn A Moore, Aung Myat Min, Mary Ellen Gilder, Nay Win Tun, Moo Kho Paw, Jacher Wiladphaingern, Stephane Proux, Kesinee Chotivanich, Marcus J Rijken, Nicholas J White, François Nosten, Rose McGready,

<h4>Background</h4>Malaria and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDoP) affect millions of pregnancies worldwide, particularly those of young, first-time mothers. Small case-control studies suggest a positive association between falciparum malaria and risk of pre-eclampsia but large prospective analyses are lacking.<h4>Methods</h4>We characterized the relationship between malaria in pregnancy and the development of HDoP ... Read more >>

BMC Med (BMC medicine)
[2021, 19(1):98]

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The relation between maternal obesity and placenta accreta spectrum: A multinational database study.

Matias C Vieira, Marcus J Rijken, Thorsten Braun, Frederic Chantraine, Olivier Morel, Alexander Schwickert, Vedran Stefanovic, Heleen van Beekhuizen, Sally L Collins, ,

<h4>Introduction</h4>It has been suggested that women with obesity have increased risk of developing placenta accreta spectrum (PAS). It is unclear if this is independent of the increased risk of cesarean delivery seen with obesity itself. The aim of this study was to explore the association between maternal obesity and PAS, ... Read more >>

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand (Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica)
[2021, 100 Suppl 1:50-57]

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Classifying maternal deaths in Suriname using WHO ICD-MM: different interpretation by Physicians, National and International Maternal Death Review Committees.

Lachmi R Kodan, Kim J C Verschueren, Affette M McCaw-Binns, Ray Tjon Kon Fat, Joyce L Browne, Marcus J Rijken, Kitty W M Bloemenkamp,

The World Health Organization (WHO) provides a framework (ICD-MM) to classify pregnancy-related deaths systematically, which enables global comparison among countries. We compared the classification of pregnancy-related deaths in Suriname by the attending physician and by the national maternal death review (MDR) committee and among the MDR committees of Suriname, Jamaica ... Read more >>

Reprod Health (Reproductive health)
[2021, 18(1):46]

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Evidence-based interventions to reduce mortality among preterm and low-birthweight neonates in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Mirjam Y Kleinhout, Merel M Stevens, Kwabena Aqyapong Osman, Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh, Floris Groenendaal, Nejimu Biza Zepro, Marcus J Rijken, Joyce L Browne,

<h4>Background</h4>Preterm birth is the leading cause of under-five-mortality worldwide, with the highest burden in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). The aim of this study was to synthesise evidence-based interventions for preterm and low birthweight (LBW) neonates in LMICs, their associated neonatal mortality rate (NMR), and barriers and facilitators to their ... Read more >>

BMJ Glob Health (BMJ global health)
[2021, 6(2):]

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A multicenter observational survey of management strategies in 442 pregnancies with suspected placenta accreta spectrum.

Heleen J van Beekhuizen, Vedran Stefanovic, Alexander Schwickert, Wolfgang Henrich, Karin A Fox, Mina MHallem Gziri, Loïc Sentilhes, Lene Gronbeck, Frederic Chantraine, Oliver Morel, Charline Bertholdt, Thorsten Braun, Marcus J Rijken, Johannes J Duvekot, ,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Management options for women with placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) comprise termination of pregnancy before the viable gestational age, leaving the placenta in situ for subsequent reabsorption of the placenta or delayed hysterectomy, manual removal of placenta after vaginal delivery or during cesarean section, focal resection of the affected uterine wall, ... Read more >>

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand (Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica)
[2021, 100 Suppl 1:12-20]

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The application of WHO ICD-PM: Feasibility for the classification of timing and causes of perinatal deaths in a busy birth centre in a low-income country.

Natasha Housseine, Anne Snieder, Mithle Binsillim, Tarek Meguid, Joyce L Browne, Marcus J Rijken,

<h4>Objective</h4>To assess the feasibility of the application of International Classification of Diseases-10-to perinatal mortality (ICD-PM) in a busy low-income referral hospital and determine the timing and causes of perinatal deaths, and associated maternal conditions.<h4>Design</h4>Prospective application of ICD-PM.<h4>Setting</h4>Referral hospital of Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania.<h4>Population</h4>Stillbirths and neonatal deaths ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2021, 16(1):e0245196]

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Association of peripartum management and high maternal blood loss at cesarean delivery for placenta accreta spectrum (PAS): A multinational database study.

Alexander Schwickert, Heleen J van Beekhuizen, Charline Bertholdt, Karin A Fox, Gilles Kayem, Olivier Morel, Marcus J Rijken, Vedran Stefanovic, Gita Strindfors, Alexander Weichert, Katharina Weizsaecker, Thorsten Braun, ,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) carries a high burden of adverse maternal outcomes, especially significant blood loss, which can be life-threatening. Different management strategies have been proposed but the association of clinical risk factors and surgical management options during cesarean delivery with high blood loss is not clear.<h4>Material and methods</h4>In this ... Read more >>

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand (Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica)
[2021, 100 Suppl 1:29-40]

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Postpartum hemorrhage in Suriname: A national descriptive study of hospital births and an audit of case management.

Lachmi R Kodan, Kim J C Verschueren, Zita D Prüst, Nicolaas P A Zuithoff, Marcus J Rijken, Joyce L Browne, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Kitty W M Bloemenkamp, Antoon W Grunberg,

<h4>Background</h4>Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of direct maternal mortality globally and in Suriname. We aimed to study the prevalence, risk indicators, causes, and management of PPH to identify opportunities for PPH reduction.<h4>Methods</h4>A nationwide retrospective descriptive study of all hospital deliveries in Suriname in 2017 was performed. Logistic regression ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2020, 15(12):e0244087]

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Investigation of stillbirth causes in Suriname: application of the WHO ICD-PM tool to national-level hospital data.

Zita D Prüst, Kim J C Verschueren, Gieta A A Bhikha-Kori, Lachmi R Kodan, Kitty W M Bloemenkamp, Joyce L Browne, Marcus J Rijken,

<h4>Background</h4>Suriname has one of the highest stillbirth rates in Latin America and the Caribbean. To facilitate data comparison of perinatal deaths, the World Health Organization developed the International Classification of Diseases-10 Perinatal Mortality (ICD-PM).<h4>Objective</h4>We aimed to (1) assess characteristics and risk indicators of women with a stillbirth, (2) determine the ... Read more >>

Glob Health Action (Global health action)
[2020, 13(1):1794105]

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Applicability of the WHO maternal near-miss tool: A nationwide surveillance study in Suriname.

Kim Jc Verschueren, Lachmi R Kodan, Raëz R Paidin, Sarah M Samijadi, Rubinah R Paidin, Marcus J Rijken, Joyce L Browne, Kitty Wm Bloemenkamp,

<h4>Background</h4>Maternal near-miss (MNM) is an important maternal health quality-of-care indicator. To facilitate comparison between countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) developed the "MNM-tool". However, several low- and middle-income countries have proposed adaptations to prevent underreporting, ie, Namibian and Sub-Sahara African (SSA)-criteria. This study aims to assess MNM and associated factors ... Read more >>

J Glob Health (Journal of global health)
[2020, 10(2):020429]

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Why magnesium sulfate 'coverage' only is not enough to reduce eclampsia: Lessons learned in a middle-income country.

Kim J C Verschueren, Rubinah R Paidin, Annabel Broekhuis, Olivier S S Ramkhelawan, Lachmi R Kodan, Humphrey H H Kanhai, Joyce L Browne, Kitty W M Bloemenkamp, Marcus J Rijken,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Determine the eclampsia prevalence and factors associated with eclampsia and recurrent seizures in Suriname and evaluate quality-of-care indicator 'magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) coverage'.<h4>Study design</h4>A two-year prospective nationwide cohort study was conducted in Suriname and included women with eclampsia at home or in a healthcare facility.<h4>Main outcome measures</h4>We calculated the prevalence by ... Read more >>

Pregnancy Hypertens (Pregnancy hypertension)
[2020, 22:136-143]

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Mistreatment during childbirth.

Natasha Housseine, Marcus J Rijken, Marieke C Punt, Tarek Meguid, Arie Franx, Rieke van der Graaf, Joyce L Browne,

Lancet (Lancet (London, England))
[2020, 396(10254):816-817]

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Pregnancy outcomes and risk of placental malaria after artemisinin-based and quinine-based treatment for uncomplicated falciparum malaria in pregnancy: a WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis.

Makoto Saito, Rashid Mansoor, Kalynn Kennon, Anupkumar R Anvikar, Elizabeth A Ashley, Daniel Chandramohan, Lauren M Cohee, Umberto D'Alessandro, Blaise Genton, Mary Ellen Gilder, Elizabeth Juma, Linda Kalilani-Phiri, Irene Kuepfer, Miriam K Laufer, Khin Maung Lwin, Steven R Meshnick, Dominic Mosha, Atis Muehlenbachs, Victor Mwapasa, Norah Mwebaza, Michael Nambozi, Jean-Louis A Ndiaye, François Nosten, Myaing Nyunt, Bernhards Ogutu, Sunil Parikh, Moo Kho Paw, Aung Pyae Phyo, Mupawjay Pimanpanarak, Patrice Piola, Marcus J Rijken, Kanlaya Sriprawat, Harry K Tagbor, Joel Tarning, Halidou Tinto, Innocent Valéa, Neena Valecha, Nicholas J White, Jacher Wiladphaingern, Kasia Stepniewska, Rose McGready, Philippe J Guérin,

<h4>Background</h4>Malaria in pregnancy, including asymptomatic infection, has a detrimental impact on foetal development. Individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis was conducted to compare the association between antimalarial treatments and adverse pregnancy outcomes, including placental malaria, accompanied with the gestational age at diagnosis of uncomplicated falciparum malaria infection.<h4>Methods</h4>A systematic review and one-stage ... Read more >>

BMC Med (BMC medicine)
[2020, 18(1):138]

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Efficacy and tolerability of artemisinin-based and quinine-based treatments for uncomplicated falciparum malaria in pregnancy: a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis.

Makoto Saito, Rashid Mansoor, Kalynn Kennon, Anupkumar R Anvikar, Elizabeth A Ashley, Daniel Chandramohan, Lauren M Cohee, Umberto D'Alessandro, Blaise Genton, Mary Ellen Gilder, Elizabeth Juma, Linda Kalilani-Phiri, Irene Kuepfer, Miriam K Laufer, Khin Maung Lwin, Steven R Meshnick, Dominic Mosha, Victor Mwapasa, Norah Mwebaza, Michael Nambozi, Jean-Louis A Ndiaye, François Nosten, Myaing Nyunt, Bernhards Ogutu, Sunil Parikh, Moo Kho Paw, Aung Pyae Phyo, Mupawjay Pimanpanarak, Patrice Piola, Marcus J Rijken, Kanlaya Sriprawat, Harry K Tagbor, Joel Tarning, Halidou Tinto, Innocent Valéa, Neena Valecha, Nicholas J White, Jacher Wiladphaingern, Kasia Stepniewska, Rose McGready, Philippe J Guérin,

<h4>Background</h4>Malaria in pregnancy affects both the mother and the fetus. However, evidence supporting treatment guidelines for uncomplicated (including asymptomatic) falciparum malaria in pregnant women is scarce and assessed in varied ways. We did a systematic literature review and individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and tolerability of ... Read more >>

Lancet Infect Dis (The Lancet. Infectious diseases)
[2020, 20(8):943-952]

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Early evaluation of the 'STOP SEPSIS!' WHO Global Maternal Sepsis Awareness Campaign implemented for healthcare providers in 46 low, middle and high-income countries.

Vanessa Brizuela, Mercedes Bonet, Carla Lionela Trigo Romero, Edgardo Abalos, Adama Baguiya, Bukola Fawole, Marian Knight, Pisake Lumbiganon, Meilė Minkauskienė, Ashraf Nabhan, Nafissa Bique Osman, Zahida P Qureshi, João Paulo Souza, ,

<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate changes in awareness of maternal sepsis among healthcare providers resulting from the WHO Global Maternal Sepsis Study (GLOSS) awareness campaign.<h4>Design</h4>Independent sample precampaign/postcampaign through online and paper-based surveys available for over 30 days before campaign roll-out (pre) and after study data collection (post). Descriptive statistics were used for campaign ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2020, 10(5):e036338]

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Perinatal outcomes of cesarean deliveries in Sierra Leone: A prospective multicenter observational study.

Alex J van Duinen, Josien Westendorp, Michael M Kamara, Fatu Forna, Lars Hagander, Marcus J Rijken, Andrew J M Leather, Arne Wibe, Håkon A Bolkan,

<h4>Objective</h4>To analyze the indications for cesarean deliveries and factors associated with adverse perinatal outcomes in Sierra Leone.<h4>Methods</h4>Between October 2016 and May 2017, patients undergoing cesarean delivery performed by medical doctors and associate clinicians in nine hospitals were included in a prospective observational study. Data were collected perioperatively, at discharge, and ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2020, 150(2):213-221]

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Childbirth outcomes and ethnic disparities in Suriname: a nationwide registry-based study in a middle-income country.

Kim J C Verschueren, Zita D Prüst, Raëz R Paidin, Lachmi R Kodan, Kitty W M Bloemenkamp, Marcus J Rijken, Joyce L Browne,

<h4>Background</h4>Our study aims to evaluate the current perinatal registry, analyze national childbirth outcomes and study ethnic disparities in middle-income country Suriname, South America.<h4>Methods</h4>A nationwide birth registry study was conducted in Suriname. Data were collected for 2016 and 2017 from the childbirth books of all five hospital maternity wards, covering 86% ... Read more >>

Reprod Health (Reproductive health)
[2020, 17(1):62]

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Frequency and management of maternal infection in health facilities in 52 countries (GLOSS): a 1-week inception cohort study.

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BACKGROUND:Maternal infections are an important cause of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity. We report the main findings of the WHO Global Maternal Sepsis Study, which aimed to assess the frequency of maternal infections in health facilities, according to maternal characteristics and outcomes, and coverage of core practices for early ... Read more >>

Lancet Glob Health (The Lancet. Global health)
[2020, 8(5):e661-e671]

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Quality of intrapartum care: direct observations in a low-resource tertiary hospital.

Natasha Housseine, Marieke C Punt, Ali Gharib Mohamed, Said Mzee Said, Nanna Maaløe, Nicolaas P A Zuithoff, Tarek Meguid, Arie Franx, Diederick E Grobbee, Joyce L Browne, Marcus J Rijken,

<h4>Background</h4>The majority of the world's perinatal deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. A substantial proportion occurs intrapartum and is avoidable with better care. At a low-resource tertiary hospital, this study assessed the quality of intrapartum care and adherence to locally-tailored clinical guidelines.<h4>Methods</h4>A non-participatory, structured, direct observation study was held ... Read more >>

Reprod Health (Reproductive health)
[2020, 17(1):36]

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Prognostic models for adverse pregnancy outcomes in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review.

Tessa Heestermans, Beth Payne, Gbenga Ayodele Kayode, Mary Amoakoh-Coleman, Ewoud Schuit, Marcus J Rijken, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Kitty Bloemenkamp, Diederick E Grobbee, Joyce L Browne,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Ninety-nine per cent of all maternal and neonatal deaths occur in low-income and middle-income countries (LMIC). Prognostic models can provide standardised risk assessment to guide clinical management and can be vital to reduce and prevent maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. This review provides a comprehensive summary of prognostic models ... Read more >>

BMJ Glob Health (BMJ global health)
[2019, 4(5):e001759]

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Maternal and perinatal outcomes of asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in Europe: a systematic review.

Noor C Gieles, Julia B Tankink, Myrthe van Midde, Johannes Düker, Peggy van der Lans, Catherina M Wessels, Kitty W M Bloemenkamp, Gouke Bonsel, Thomas van den Akker, Simone Goosen, Marcus J Rijken, Joyce L Browne,

<h4>Background</h4>Asylum seekers (AS) and undocumented migrants (UM) are at risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes due to adverse health determinants and compromised maternal healthcare access and service quality. Considering recent migratory patterns and the absence of a robust overview, a systematic review was conducted on maternal and perinatal outcomes in AS ... Read more >>

Eur J Public Health (European journal of public health)
[2019, 29(4):714-723]

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