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Call to tackle maternal blood infection risk

ConclusionThis comprehensive study highlights several areas where awareness of the risks of sepsis in pregnancy should be increased in both primary and secondary care. These include: If there is clinical suspicion of infection with group A streptococcus, then urgent action should be taken. There should be increased care given to pregnant women and women who have just given birth who have a suspected infection. High-dose intravenous antibiotics should be given within one hour of admission for suspected sepsis. Vigilant infection control measures should be employed during vaginal delivery. Despite antibiotics being routinely prescribed before planned caesarean sections, women are still at risk of severe sepsis and need to be closely monitored. There should be consideration for clinicians to give prophylactic antibiotics before operative vaginal deliveries. There should be consideration for clinicians to give prophylactic antibiotics at the time the decision is made to perform an emergency caesarean section. Strengths of the study include its size and the 100% participation rate of maternity units in the UK, which should account for any regional or socioeconomic differences.If you are pregnant or have just given birth, and have signs or symptoms of infection, such as a high temperature of over 38°C, it is important to seek medical advice immediately.Analysis by Bazian. Edited by NHS Choices. Follow Behind the Headlines on Twitter. Join the Healthy Evide...
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In this study we performed mutagenicity, cytotoxic and transplacental evaluation of magnetic core mesoporous silica nanoparticles, radiolabeled with 99mTc for determination of toxicogenic and embryonic/fetuses potential risk in animal model. Magnetic core mesoporous silica nanoparticles were produced and characterized by obtaining nanoparticles with a size of (58.9 ± 8.1 nm) in spherical shape and with intact magnetic core. The 99 m Tc radiolabeling process demonstrated high efficacy and stability in 98% yield over a period of 8 hours of stability. Mutagenicity assays were performe...
Source: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Tags: Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol Source Type: research
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 31 additional cases of E. coli illness Wednesday in the ongoing outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region.
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Authors: Darmawan G, Kusumawardhani RNY, Alisjahbana B, Fadjari TH Abstract Chromobacterium violaceum is a Gram-negative facultatively anaerobic, oxidase-positive bacterium producing a dark violet antioxidant pigment called violacein. It is an opportunistic pathogen and has an ubiquitous distribution, mainly resides in water and soil of tropical and subtropical regions.An-18-year-old man referred to the emergency room with a 5-day history of progressively worsening swelling of the right cheek. He sought consult and hospitalized at another institution for three days prior this admission; however, his condition deter...
Source: Acta medica Indonesiana - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Acta Med Indones Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) – Pregnancies are usually divided into three trimesters, but experts say don’t forget the “fourth trimester” or the three months after a woman gives birth. Health issues that affect women during pregnancy don’t always end after the baby is born and new ones often develop, like fatigue, pain, sleep disorders, breastfeeding problems, and stress. Now the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says all women should have contact with a provider either by phone or in person within three weeks of giving birth and should have a comprehensive visit no later than 12 weeks postpartum.
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Background Despite significant advances in the screening, detection, and treatment of preinvasive cervical lesions, invasive cervical cancer is the fifth most common cancer in European women. There are large disparities in Europe and worldwide in the incidence, management, and mortality of cervical cancer. Objective The European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO), the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO), and the European Society of Pathology (ESP) jointly develop clinically relevant and evidence-based guidelines in order to improve the quality of care for women with cervical cancer across Eur...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Conclusions Abdominal radical trachelectomy may be a tolerable treatment option for pregnant women with early-stage cervical cancer who strongly desire a baby.
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cervical Cancer Source Type: research
Conclusions This strategy achieves live births in four of 10 eCC women who desire fertility, whereas their risk of miscarriage is low. Three of 10 live births will be premature.
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cervical Cancer Source Type: research
The E. coli outbreak that has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urging consumers to avoid romaine lettuce is linked to an unusually high number of hospitalizations, according to an update issued Wednesday. Thirty-one more cases have been added to an ongoing investigation into the outbreak, bringing the total number of sick individuals across 19 states to 84. About 54% of these patients — 42 out of the 78 with available information — have been hospitalized, according to the CDC. That’s significantly higher than the infection’s typical 30% hospitalization rate, according to the agen...
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An additional 31 people have fallen ill from E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce, bringing the tally to 84 cases across 19 states from an outbreak whose source is still under investigation. Of those sickened, 42 have been hospitalized, a higher rate than usually seen in E. coli cases, and nine of those patients have developed kidney […]Related:She read about a 4-year-old’s mysterious death. A year later, it saved her own daughter’s life.FDA cracks down on sales of Juul, other e-cigarettes to youthsInside the secret U.S. stockpile meant to save us all in a bioterror attack
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