ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Oct. 15, 2019
Effectiveness of Almond Oil Promotion of Breast Milk Secretions among Post Natal Mothers in Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Thandalam
Tamilselvi S, Divya M
Page no 244-247
Mothers milk plays an important role in newborn’s growth and development. The benefits of breast feeding are numerous both for the mothers and their infants. Promotion of breast feeding is one among the goals of World Health Organization. Almond oil massage is a type of herbal traditional medicine which increases mother’s milk by increasing the secretion of prolactin hormone. The main objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of almond oil massage on breast milk secretion among postnatal mothers. The research design selected for the study was pretest-posttest quasi experimental control group design. A purposive sampling technique was followed to obtain a sample of 60 postnatal mothers (30 postnatal mothers in experimental group and 30 postnatal mothers in a control group). Pre test was done for both groups by using breast milk adequacy checklist. Almond oil massage was given only to the experimental group at the interval of 6 hours a day for 3 days. The mean difference is 4.26 was significant (t=13.54, and p<0.05). The study also reveals that there is significant association found between educations of the mother. The study also reveals that there is significant association found between order of pregnancy and amount of breast milk secretion. The conclusion of the study shows that almond oil massage was found to be an effective alternative therapy in increasing breast milk secretion.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Oct. 30, 2019
Predictive Factors of Pregnancy in Women Admitted for Ovarian Stimulation during Medically Assisted Procreation at the Yaounde Gynecological Endoscopic Surgery and Human Reproductive Teaching Hospital (YGESHRTH)
Jean Marie Kasia, Etienne Belinga, Claude Cyrille Noa Ndoua, Baha jean Stéphane, Esther Voundi Voundi, Michel Toukam, Nathalie Massin, Clément Jimenez
Page no 248-251
Introduction: Medically Assisted procreation (MAP) does not guarantee the outcome of an attempt to conceive. Our goal was to study the factors that can predict the occurrence of pregnancy in stimulated women in our center. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional and retrospective study carried out from August 1, 2016 to January 31, 2018 at the YGESHRTH, comparing two groups of women under the age of 40 years, who had undergone ovarian stimulation during MAP. The first group (group I) consisted of women who had conceived following stimulation during MAP, and group II consisted of those who never conceived. Sampling was consecutive and exhaustive. Discontinuous variables were compared using the Khi-2 test and continuous variables using Student's t-test. A P-value of <0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: Of the 263 women recruited for the study, 69 (26.2%) had a positive pregnancy test confirmed both by blood samples and ultrasound. The average age of the patients was 33 ± 4.4 years. A significant association was found between the age group of 25-30 years (p = 0.043), a height range of 1.70 - 1.80m (p = 0.001), the transfer of 03 embryos (p = 0.027), the ease of transfer of the embryos (p = 0.030) and the occurrence of pregnancy.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Oct. 30, 2019
Breast Cancer in Women Younger Than 35 Years: Features and Outcomes (About 93 Cases)
Meryem Belmajdoub, Fatima Zehra Fdili Alaoui, Sofia Jayi, Hekmat Chaara, Moulay Abdelilah Melhouf
Page no 252-256
Breast cancer is the first cancer of women in the world. With nearly 1.7 million new cases diagnosed each year around the world, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and the major public health problem. In Morocco, its incidence continues to increase. Its occurrence is a dramatic event in a woman's life, it is still unhappy and difficult to accept when it is a young woman. This is a retrospective study of 93 patients under 35 years of age with breast cancer who were recruited to the Gynecology and Obstetrics II Department of Hassan II University Hospital in Fez, Morocco, over a period of 5 years. The purpose of the study was an analysis of clinical, therapeutic, evolutionary and prognostic data for breast cancer in women aged 35 and under. The prognosis of breast cancer in our young patients is unfavorable, seems to be related to an advanced stage of the disease, but also a particular biological profile, as well as the data of the literature.
CASE REPORT | Oct. 30, 2019
Antenatal Diagnosis of Chiari Type II Malformation: A Case Report and a Review of the Literature
Meryem Belmajdoub, Hind Adadi, Sofia Jayi, Fatima Zehra Fdili Alaoui, Hekmat Chaara, Moulay Abdelilah Melhouf
Page no 257-259
The antenatal diagnosis of isolated abnormalities of the posterior fossa is possible thanks to ultrasound screening and antenatal MRI, which are currently of excellent quality. The Arnold Chiari type 2 malformation is a rare congenital malformation of the cerebellum, it results from the normal growth of nerve elements in a posterior fossa too small. It is always associated with myelomeningocele. We report the case of an antenatal discovery, at 36 weeks of amenorrhea, of a Chiari type II malformation associated with a myelomeningocele. Through this case and a review of literature we will highlight the contribution of different methods of antenatal imaging in the diagnosis of this rare malformation.