Pregnancy still ‘high risk’ for women with diabetes in Scotland

Pregnancy for women with diabetes remains high risk and more work is needed to ensure mothers and babies in Scotland get the best care, say researchers behind a new study.
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We present the case of a 42-year-old man who presented with a chiasmatic syndrome, diabetes insipidus and hypopituitarism. Brain MRI documented a sellar lesion with suprasellar extension and optic chiasm dislocation. He underwent an endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal resection of the mass. Histopathological examination revealed a lymphocytic hypophysitis. Visual symptoms improved dramatically postoperatively with permanent diabetes insipidus and panhypopituitarism. We discuss the indication for surgical resection in patients with inflammatory lesions extending to the suprasellar region associated with visual impairment.
Source: Acta Neurologica Belgica - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 August 2018Source: Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental MutagenesisAuthor(s): A.O. Netto, R.B. Gelaleti, S.B. Corvino, R.G. Serrano, S.C. Hernández, G.T. Volpato, M.V.C. Rudge, M.G. Braz, D.C. DamascenoABSTRACTBackgroundFetal impairment caused by a deleterious intrauterine environment may have long-term consequences, such as oxidative stress and genetic damage. Rats born as small-for-gestational-age (SPA) were submitted to exercise (swimming) before and during pregnancy. The animals exhibited glucose intolerance, reduced general adiposity, and increased materna...
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(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include vaccination in pregnant women and ASD; treating stroke outside the window; smoking, mortality, and weight gain; and five risk factors for death in type 2 diabetes.
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Researchers at TU Wien in Vienna have developed a placenta-on-a-chip microfluidic device which uses a femtosecond laser-based 3D-printing method to create a customized hydrogel membrane. The printed membrane is populated with placental cells and mimi...
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Use of the antipsychotic quetiapine during the first trimester of pregnancy does not appear to increase the risk for major malformations in offspring, according to areport published yesterday inAJP in Advance.“Given the considerable use of quetiapine among women of reproductive age across multiple indications, it is critical to have better information regarding the potential risks of fetal exposure to this medication so that women can make informed treatment decisions consistent with their personal wis hes and the severity of their underlying psychiatric disorder,” wrote Lee Cohen, M.D., of Harvard Medical Scho...
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Metformin in pregnancy – safe or sorry?Metformin in pregnancy – safe or sorry?, Published online: 17 August 2018; doi:10.1038/s41574-018-0081-6Given the increasing incidence of overweight and obesity among young women and the subsequent high prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus and gestational diabetes mellitus, metformin treatment during pregnancy is increasing worldwide. A new study reports that metformin exposure in the first trimester of pregnancy does not increase the risk of congenital anomalies.
Source: Nature Reviews Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2018Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): Maria L. Gonzalez Suarez, Andrea Kattah, Joseph P. Grande, Vesna GarovicAs the incidence of chronic kidney disease increases and women pursue pregnancy at more advanced ages, the management of kidney disease in pregnancy has become increasingly relevant to the practicing nephrologist. Women with kidney disorders face several challenges in pregnancy due to increased physiologic demands on the kidney and risk for disease progression, the potential teratogenicity of medications, and the increased risk for complications such ...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe present study provides strong evidence that discourage the use of Artemisia h.a during gestation period.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- A blood test seems to detect signs of gestational diabetes as early as the 10th week of pregnancy, a new U.S. government study says. Gestational diabetes occurs only in pregnancy and can pose a serious health threat to...
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(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) A blood test conducted as early as the 10th week of pregnancy may help identify women at risk for gestational diabetes, a pregnancy-related condition that poses potentially serious health risks for mothers and infants, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.
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