Maternal and child health

4 October 2018

Decision Making and Situational Awareness in Neonatal Resuscitation in Low Resource Settings

2018-12-04T12:02:22+02:004 October 2018|

Cavicchiolo M.E., Cavallin F., Staffler A., Pizzol D., Matediana E., Wingi O.M., Da Dalt L., Putoto G., Trevisanuto D.
Resuscitation, 2018 October

The aim of this study was to assess the non-technical skills of the midwifery staff at Mozambique’s Beira Central Hospital to manage complex health situations. Indicators assessed included staff members’ management of their own tasks (e.g., the ability to understand priorities and to use available resources), team work (e.g., the ability to coordinate and to [...]

4 September 2018

Neonatal tactile stimulation at birth in a low-resource setting

2018-12-04T11:55:48+02:004 September 2018|

Pietravalle A., Cavallin F., Opocher A., Madella S., Cavicchiolo M.E., Pizzol D., Putoto G., Trevisanuto D.
BMC Pediatrics, 2018 September

Our study reviewed and evaluated the neonatal stimulation of 150 newborns at the Beira Central Hospital in Beira, Mozambique. In low-resource settings, such manual stimulation can be of critical importance in the resuscitation of infants who are having difficulty breathing. Monitoring the stimulations performed on the 150 newborns, for a total of 546 separate episodes [...]

3 July 2018

The At Risk Child Clinic (ARCC): 3 Years of Health Activities in Support of the Most Vulnerable Children in Beira, Mozambique

2018-10-17T16:20:28+02:003 July 2018|

Marotta C., Di Gennaro F., Pizzol D., Madeira G., Monno L., Saracino A., Putoto G., Casuccio A., Mazzucco W.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018 July

Africa has the world’s highest burden of risk factors for poor child development and health, most of which are associated with infectious diseases and the social environments in which children live. This study analyzed the activity volumes of 15 at-risk child clinics (ARCCs) in Beira, Mozambique, in order to determine the health profiles of the [...]

1 July 2018

Effect of a Low-Dose/High-Frequency Training on Real-Life Neonatal Resuscitation in a Low-Resource Setting

2018-10-17T17:57:13+02:001 July 2018|

Cavicchiolo M.E., Cavallin F., Bertuola F., Pizzol D., Segafredo G., Wingi O.M., Da Dalt L., Putoto G., Trevisanuto D.
Karger Journals - Neonatology, 2018 July

Every year more than 2.5 million newborns die worldwide, often due to delivery-related causes. Most of these deaths take place in limited-resource countries with poor or inadequate access to health care. In such settings, the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is of fundamental importance, training staff so that they can acquire the skills needed to reduce [...]

1 July 2018

Risk Factors for Mortality in Children Admitted for Suspected Malaria to a Pediatric Emergency Ward in a Low-Resource Setting: A Case-Control Study

2018-10-17T16:24:41+02:001 July 2018|

Cavallin F., Pisani L., Stancari L., Massaquoi V., Sharif A., Pisani E., Putoto G., Trevisanuto D.
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Journal, 2018 July

Malaria is a serious public health problem, with some 212 million new cases and nearly half a million malaria deaths worldwide in 2015 alone. Despite recent progress in control and treatment of the disease, the African region continues to bear the brunt of the global malaria burden. Most of the population there continues to lack [...]

1 July 2018

Successful management of giant hydrocolpos in a limited-resource setting

2018-10-17T16:24:58+02:001 July 2018|

Reggiani G., Pizzol D., Trevisanuto D., Antunes M.
Oxford Medical Case Reports, 2018 July

Abdominal distension and urinary retention are rare conditions in infants. In the case of female newborns, these two conditions, particularly when concurrent, also include hydrocolpos caused by an imperforate hymen. The prognosis for the latter is generally good, and although severe nephrological, urological and infectious complications can arise they are predictable and can be treated [...]

25 May 2018

Thermal Effect of a Woolen Cap in Low Birth Weight Infants During Kangaroo Care

2018-10-17T16:25:15+02:0025 May 2018|

Cavallin F., Segafredo G., Pizzol D., Massavon W., Lusiani M., Wingi O., De Vivo M., Da Dalt L., Boscardin C., Manenti F., Putoto G., Trevisanuto D.
Pediatrics, 2018 May

The sub-Saharan African region has some of the world’s highest rates of neonatal mortality, with neonatal hypothermia being one of the leading causes of death in preterm infants. The aim of this randomized controlled trial (RCT) was to assess the effectiveness of using woolen caps and booties together with the kangaroo mother care (KMC) method [...]

25 May 2018

Gastroschisis Spiral-like Closure with Umbilical Cord in a Limited-resource Setting: A Case Report

2018-05-25T16:22:23+02:0025 May 2018|

Reggiani G., Pizzol D., Trevisanuto D., Antunes M.
Journal of Neonatal Surgery, 2018 April

Gastroschisis is a birth defect of the abdominal wall that involves the incomplete closure of the abdominal muscles and skin. It is one of the most common surgical problems arising in infants, and its incidence is increasing worldwide. Management of the condition in limited-resource countries is often complicated, with much higher mortality rates than those [...]

15 March 2018

Teenage pregnancies in Mozambique: the experience of Servicios Amigos dos Adolescentes clinics in Beira

2018-05-25T16:09:38+02:0015 March 2018|

Pizzol D., Di gennaro F., Boscardin C., PutotoG., Cuppini E., Pita G., George A., Monno L., Saracino A., Da Dalt L., De Palma A.
African Journal of AIDS Research, 2018 March

Since 2014, Doctors with Africa CUAMM has supported a network of clinics in Beira, Mozambique, aimed specifically at young people aged 10 to 24 – the Servicios Amigos dos Adolescentes (SAAJ) – which offer counseling, diagnostic tests and treatment to help adolescents learn more about sexual and reproductive health. The present study involved an analysis [...]

20 December 2017

Effects of demand-side incentives in improving the utilisation of delivery services in Oyam District in northern Uganda: a quasi-experimental study

2018-09-10T16:55:48+02:0020 December 2017|

Massavon W., Wilunda C., Nannini M., Majwala R.K., Agaro C., De Vivo E., Lochoro P., Putoto G., Criel B.
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2017 December

The pace of development in northern Uganda’s rural district of Oyam, which is home to approximately 400,000 people, has generally been slow. Doctors with Africa CUAMM’s “Mothers and Children First” program has experimented there with two types of incentives to help pregnant women overcome geographic and financial barriers to their use of maternal health services: [...]