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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.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news

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While maternal health has vastly improved over the last decade, and maternal mortality is falling in many parts of the world, it ’s not falling fast enough, and it’s not falling everywhere. Every two minutes, a woman dies from complications in pregnancy or childbirth, yet the majority of these deaths are preventable.[1] This reality is not only tragic for the woman, but extends to have devastating impacts on families, com munities, and even economies.[2] To prevent women from dying in pregnancy or childbirth and to improve maternal health in general, we must look further than the direct causes– such as he...
Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Conclusion Women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy seemed to have an unfavorable cardiovascular risk profile in midlife compared to women with uncomplicated pregnancies. In contrast there was no consistent evidence of increased risk subsequent to hyperemesis gravidarum. The proportion of daily smokers was lower in women with either of the two pregnancy complications.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusion Factors including maternal age, previous GDM, family history of diabetes, pre-pregnancy BMI reported in previous studies around the world. A significant association between metabolic syndrome in the first visit of pregnancy and GDM is novel finding of this study. Therefore screening of pre-pregnancy metabolic syndrome in women at risk of gestational diabetes is recommended.
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Experimental studies show total germ cell number dropped significantly and pluripotency gene expression changed after one day of acetaminophen use.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news
Conclusion We found that antigen processing and presentation pathway and immune-related genes were closely associated with gestational diabetes mellitus in the visceral omental adipose tissue of Chinese pregnant women, based on the integration analysis of expression and methylation profiles. These results may be valuable for the prognostic biomarkers and future therapeutic targets.
Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions—Infections present on admission increased stroke risk during delivery admissions in women with and without hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. The results were driven by genitourinary infections and sepsis. Infections may be an underrecognized precipitant of peripartum stroke.
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Pregnancy, Risk Factors, Women, Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research
Conclusions In this research modifiable risk factors for gestational diabetes were high BMI before pregnancy, weight gain during pregnancy and history of hookah consumption. We advise that appropriate education, avoiding sedentary lifestyle, diet improvement and advertising which focus on tobacco consumption is playing as an important role in developing the chronic diseases, including GDM.
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Awareness of a diagnosis of diabetes or prediabetes from a health profession is associated with the uptake of recommended life-style modifications. PMID: 29676589 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research - Category: Health Management Tags: Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res Source Type: research
Conclusion Factors including maternal age, previous GDM, family history of diabetes, pre-pregnancy BMI reported in previous studies around the world. A significant association between metabolic syndrome in the first visit of pregnancy and GDM is novel finding of this study. Therefore screening of pre-pregnancy metabolic syndrome in women at risk of gestational diabetes is recommended.
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Insulin resistance is common in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS may be associated with increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).
Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Invited review Source Type: research
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