Pregnant Women Getting UTI Meds Linked to Defects

The antibiotics -- trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim) and nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) -- have been linked to a small risk for birth defects in pregnant women when given in the first trimester.
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[Premium Times] After seemingly retarding the progress made in the health sector by the last administration in the last two years, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Monday hinted on the revival of the free health care services for expectant mothers and children under the age of five years.
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The chances of getting pregnant after IVF depend to a large extent on the quality of the woman's eggs, and this is why older women have lower pregnancy rates. This is why testing for ovarian reserve is so important, and we measure the AMH level as well as the antral follicle count , so we have some sense of how well the patient is going to respond to superovulation, and what her chances of getting good quality embryos is going to be.The trouble is that these numbers only provide an estimate of static ovarian reserve – they are not dynamic functional tests. What we really want to know is how the patient will resp...
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Publication date: September 2018Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements, Volume 10, Issues 3–4Author(s): M. Lachaud, M.A. Charron, M. Peyre, L. Carmant, A. Birca, M. Brassard, M.J. RaboissonLittle is known about physiology and distribution of ventricular flows in fetuses with transposition of the great arteries and intact ventricular septum (TGA-IVS), especially regarding the risk for immediate postnatal desaturation. Ductal flow is the result of a complex interaction between left and right ventricular outputs as well as pulmonary and peripheral resistances.AimLongitudinal hemodynamical assessment of ...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionEnvironmental exposures with potential malformative risk have been identified, and prevention measures proposed. Further large studies evaluating the imputability of these exposures on the occurrence of CHD are necessary.
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionThese data indicated that maternal PUFA ω-3 supplementation strategies could effectively protect against infant PH induced by hyperoxia.
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsDespite very low medical resources, the cCHD detection program in French Guiana appears effective. Complex congenital heart diseases, especially univentricular hearts, are common and deserve strict medical attention. High prevalence might suggest for additional unknown risk factors.
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Women who choose less-invasive procedures in lieu of hysterectomy for their...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Online patient info about UAE could be better SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment option Study: UFE can help restore fertility SIR: UFE use still lags hysterectomy for fibroids Under scrutiny: Pregnancy after uterine fibroid embolization
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Because patients are not sophisticated enough to be able to judge the technical competence of an IVF doctor , most of them use other alternatives to decide which doctor to select the best.This is why a lot of them will go to the busiest doctor , based on the assumption that if the doctor is busy , he must be good ! This is based on the concept of social proof , which is why a lot of follow a herd mentality when making a decision .The danger is that these clinics are so busy that they are completely impersonal, unless you happen to be a VIP or a celebrity. The doctor doesn't have enough time or energy to spend on you , as a...
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ConclusionThis report describes the successful surgical management of a pregnant woman with severe HS of the breast. This represents an alternative management method in an extreme case of HS, where aggressive medical management was contraindicated.
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Experts say remifentanil is more effective than the injection, pethidine, given to 250,000 women in a year. Forty per cent of women in the UK end up needing an epidural after the pain relief anyway.
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