About Half of U.S. Abortion Patients Report Using Contraception in the Month They Became Pregnant
In 2014, about half (51%) of abortion patients in the United States reported that they had used a contraceptive method in the month they became pregnant,according to a new analysis by Guttmacher researcher
Authors: Legat FJ Abstract Phototherapy and photochemotherapy (PUVA) are important treatment modalities in inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis as well as in cutaneous T‑cell lymphoma (e.g., mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome). Many of these skin diseases are accompanied by distracting pruritus. In addition, patients may suffer from intense pruritus in systemic diseases of the kidney and liver as well as of the endocrine and hematopoietic system. UV-light during phototherapy is capable of not only improving the inflammatory skin lesions but also of reducing the pruritus in skin and sy...
Proclaimed a hero, Dr. McBride was later embroiled in lengthy controversies over faulty research.
Authors: Kieffer TEC, Laskewitz A, Faas MM, Scherjon SA, Erwich JJHM, Gordijn SJ, Prins JR Abstract Pregnancies with a male fetus are associated with higher risks of pregnancy complications through maladaptation of the maternal immune system. The pathophysiology of this phenomenon is unknown. A possible pathway could be a fetal sex-dependent maternal immune response, since males have a Y chromosome encoding specific allogenic proteins, possibly contributing to a different response and higher complication risks. To analyze whether fetal sex affects mRNA expression of maternal immune genes in early pregnancy, real-ti...
CONCLUSIONS: The NMR and MMR for Metro West were lower than in other developing countries, but higher than in high-income countries. The MI was low for direct obstetric conditions (hypertension, haemorrhage and puerperal sepsis), reflecting good quality of care and referral mechanisms for these conditions. The MIs for non-pregnancy-related infections, medical/surgical conditions and acute collapse were higher, suggesting that medical problems need more focused attention. PMID: 30004358 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: The high level of unplanned pregnancies is indicative of the state of women's reproductive health services at SA TVET colleges. The findings suggest that certain groups of female students are at increased risk of unplanned pregnancy and would benefit from targeted family planning interventions tailored to their needs. PMID: 30004333 [PubMed - in process]
DiscussionDr Foley is certainly entitled to her religious views. She is also entitled as a physician to avoid situations in which normal standards of care would push her to provide services to patients that conflict with her religious conviction. But she is not entitled as a physician to proselytize in the guise of medical practice.Furthermore, as a leader in a government health agency, she is not entitled to use that agency's power to enforce her personal religious beliefs on patients who do not hold such beliefs. Given her career, though, there is every reason to worry that she will do so. Further...
CONCLUSION: Recovery from Purtscher-like retinopathy may result in permanent visual impairment. PMID: 29999296 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: IPV during pregnancy is associated with adverse maternal and neonatal health outcomes. Prenatal programs should assess Hispanic women for IPV during pregnancy with the goal of mitigating its long-term health consequences. PMID: 29999293 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: Trends favoring twice daily dosing are encouraging findings and require further investigation. PMID: 29999292 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: Expression of gap junction protein correlates with quantity of oocytes retrieved and might be related to pregnancy outcome. This study suggests that lack of connexin43 expression may contribute to poor ovarian response. PMID: 29999282 [PubMed - in process]