Perle Feldman

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OBJECTIVE To review the diagnostic criteria for, the prevalence of, and the effectiveness of frenotomy for treatment of ankyloglossia. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE and CINAHL databases were searched for articles suitable for a methodologic review of studies on various aspects of ankyloglossia. STUDY SELECTION Studies that presented data on patients and(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a clinical association between vulvar irritation or contact dermatitis and the use of Always sanitary napkins. DESIGN Case series. SETTING A gynecology practice in Montreal. PATIENTS Women presenting between September 1991 and September 1994 with itching or burning of areas that would be in contact with a sanitary napkin (mons(More)
Methods to prevent perineal trauma during childbirth include avoiding episiotomy and forceps delivery and slowing delivery of the head to allow the perineum time to stretch. Each intervention can lengthen the second stage of labor and change the biophysical stresses on infants and the pelvic floor. Available evidence supports the belief that the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to measure the effectiveness of frenotomy in ankyloglossic infants, by quantifying the changes in latch and maternal nipple pain using standardized tools. METHODOLOGY Infants below 12 weeks of age were recruited from the Goldfarb Breastfeeding Program between August 2004 and February 2005. Infants were selected based on(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the meaning of the childbirth experience to Orthodox Jewish women living in Canada. DESIGN In this phenomenologic study, audiotaped interviews were conducted. Tapes were transcribed verbatim and analyzed for emergent themes. Demographic data also were collected. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Thirty Orthodox Jewish women who had given(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of perineal massage during pregnancy for the prevention of perineal trauma at birth. STUDY DESIGN Pregnant women with (n = 493) and without (n = 1034) a previous vaginal birth from 5 hospitals in the province of Québec, Canada, participated in this single-blind, randomized, controlled trial.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine family medicine residents' attitudes toward family practice training in obstetrics and neonatology before and after implementation of a modified obstetrics curriculum at McGill University (MG). DESIGN Two-group pretest and posttest. Fifty-seven respondents, 31 at MG, 26 at University of Montreal (UM), were case matched as first-year(More)
This paper examines some of the traditional texts that deal with sexuality, birth control and childbirth in the orthodox Jewish tradition and presents the rules governing these areas. For instance, a married woman should avoid being alone with a male physician unless other people are in earshot and have access to the room. A husband and wife must separate(More)
The stories in this Roundtable Discussion are related by two women whose babies were born recently in Canadian hospitals. Each woman had undergone a cesarean delivery for her first child, and whereas Sophia delivered her second baby by vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC), Marie was unable to find a practitioner or hospital that would allow her to have a(More)