Pregnancy Is Scary Enough Without Having To Worry That a Catholic Hospital Might Turn You Away

Maybe I'm just more attuned to it these days -- your 30s will do that to you -- but lately it feels like everyone I know has a scary story about pregnancy. After the adorable photographs have been posted, the celebratory texts sent, the welcome-back-to-the-world-of-sushi-and-beer meals eaten, they tell you about the darker parts of the experience. The nightmarishly long labor. The NICU. The miscarriages that sometimes came before. The last thing any of these women should have to worry about -- the last thing anyone who is pregnant, or their family, should have to worry about -- is being denied appropriate medical care because of a hospital's religious affiliation. Can you imagine rushing to a hospital after something goes horribly awry with your pregnancy, only to be turned away? Can you imagine learning that your doctor is forbidden from providing the health care you need because that treatment is prohibited by "the Catholic directives" -- a set of religious rules for Catholic hospitals written by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops? I can picture it all too clearly now. In fact, I can't stop thinking about Jennafer Norris, Mindy Sw., Tamesha Means, Jessica Mann, Angela Valavanis, and all of the other women whose devastating stories of harm at Catholic hospitals helped the ACLU bring to life the news that an astounding one in six hospital beds in the U.S. is now in a Catholic-run facility. Take Jennafer Norris, for example. Jennafer had recently moved t...
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ConclusionsNon-JIA diagnosis, older age, and ANA-negativity were associated with symptomatic first-U in our study cohort, but no patient characteristics were significantly associated with symptomatic recurrence. Clinical patterns may change during disease course, with uveitis switching from symptomatic to asymptomatic, which has implications for uveitis monitoring recommendations.
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
ConclusionCO2 absorption rates, anesthesiologists’ ability to maintain adequate etCO2, and postoperative shoulder pain did not differ based on insufflation system type or IAP. Surgeons’ rating of visualization of the operative field was significantly improved when using the valveless over the standard insufflation system.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2019Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Christos Anthoulakis, Eirini Iordanidou, Soumela Kotsailidou, Aliki Pilavidi, Ioannis Chatzikalogiannis, Theodoros Theodoridis, Apostolos Mamopoulos
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusions Wearing tight-fitting jeans or pants and removing hair from the mons pubis area were associated with increased odds of vulvodynia. Research on how hygienic practices could influence vulvar pain in larger and more temporally addressed populations is warranted.
Source: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Research Articles: Vulva and Vagina Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate pediatricians’ and general practitioners’ (GPs) advising practices and perceived familiarity of probiotics in the management of FAPDs and FDD. A cross-sectional survey was administered to Dutch pediatricians and GPs, including 27 questions about perceived familiarity of probiotics, followed by questions related to advising practices and reasons for advising or not advising probiotics. The responses of 319 pediatricians and 67 GPs were included. Significantly more pediatricians indicated to be familiar with probiotics compared to GPs (71% vs. 48% respectively, p 
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Publication date: Available online 25 June 2019Source: Microbes and InfectionAuthor(s): Elisabetta Bianchi, Lars RoggeAbstractChronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, spondyloarthritis and psoriasis cause significant morbidity and are a considerable burden for the patients in terms of pain, impaired function and diminished quality of life, as well as for society, because of the associated high health-care costs, and loss of productivity. Our limited understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms involved in these diseases currently hinders early diagnosis and the development of mo...
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Conclusions Tuberculous infection of prosthetic knee joint is a rare but serious complication of total knee replacement surgery. Treatment with antituberculous drugs and surgery in some patients results in favorable outcome.
Source: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions Patients with longer duration of HD, male sex, and the presence of dyspepsia had higher odds to exhibit H. pylori infection. Helicobacter pylori infection did not seem to have an influence on iron deficiency or anemia severity in HD patients and does not have relation with serum hepcidin level. However, H. pylori may to be related to inflammation in HD patients.
Source: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
A 59-year-old woman with a status of post–renal transplant 7 years prior for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease on tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil presented with subacute left knee and right wrist pain. She received local steroid injections to both areas as an outpatient without improvement in her symptoms. She had recently traveled to India, her home country, to visit relatives. Aspiration of the knee revealed 4+ acid fast bacilli on smear, and she was taken for surgical debridement. She was started on empiric antibiotics for presumed infection with rapidly growing mycobacteria. Her course was complic...
Source: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
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