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WATCH: 'GMA' Hot List: Getting the flu while pregnant

ABC News' Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton on the importance of pregnant women protecting themselves from the flu, plus relationship questions answered by guru Ruth Westheimer.
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

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As we have seen, whatever the Bible may be it is not a manual for morality. Genesis 16 takes it to 11. (But don't worry, it gets worse.)Now Sarai, Abram ’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar;2 so she said to Abram, “TheLord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her. ”Abram agreed to what Sarai said.3 So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian slave Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife.4 He slept with Hagar, and she conceived.Credit to the NI...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
We would like to thank Dr. Yang and his or her colleagues for their excellent and deep review of our article. In their letter to the editor,1 they made several recommendations for our article.
Source: World Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
We read with great interest the recent study by Zhu et  al1 entitled “Rupture Risk of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations During Pregnancy and Puerperium: A Single-Center Experience and Pooled Data Analysis.” The authors performed a retrospective study to compare risk of rupture in pregnant and nonpregnant female patients with arteriovenous malfor mation (AVM) and assess current evidence regarding rupture risk of AVM during pregnancy and puerperium by pooled data analysis. They concluded that an increase in annual rate of cerebral AVM hemorrhage during pregnancy and puerperium was found.
Source: World Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
In conclusion, these data suggest that increased prenatal Ang2 has a predominant impact on the properties of renal Na,K-ATPase in both sexes. Moreover, the enzyme is resistant to higher salt intake in offspring prenatally exposed to Ang2. PMID: 29769424 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: J Physiol Pharmacol Source Type: research
Authors: Iciek R, Brazert M, Wender-Ozegowska E, Pietryga M, Brazert J Abstract Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is still related to altered fetal growth and severe maternal complications. We studied the possible role of placental visfatin/nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) in fetal development in T1DM pregnancies, the possible role of placental visfatin in fetal macrosomia. Sixty five pregnant women with T1DM and singleton pregnancy were qualified into the study. Placental visfatin expression was by analysed by RT-PCR. We demonstrated the lowest expression of placental visfatin in women who delivered ne...
Source: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: J Physiol Pharmacol Source Type: research
The Texas Medical Association (TMA) will not rest until maternal mortality is eliminated in Texas. Carlos J. Cardenas, MD, TMA ’s immediate past president, threw down a gauntlet today to his physician colleagues — a goal of zero deaths among Texas women who are pregnant or new mothers.
Source: TMA News Room - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Merinopoulou E, Pokras S, Pimenta JM, Blini V, Veronesi C, Buda S, Degli Esposti L, Lambrelli D Abstract BACKGROUND: Preterm labor (PTL)/preterm birth (PTB) impose significant burden on healthcare systems. Women with uncomplicated pregnancies at risk of PTL/PTB have not been widely investigated, and published evidence on the costs of these women and their infants in Italy is absent. We aimed to describe women with uncomplicated pregnancies and associated costs for these women and their infants. METHODS: Data on women aged 12-44 years with uncomplicated pregnancies who delivered between 1/9/2009-31/12/2...
Source: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research - Category: Health Management Tags: Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res Source Type: research
Authors: Pérez-Ávila J, Guzmán-Tirado MG, Fraga-Nodarse J, Handley G, Meegan J, Pelegrino-Martínez de la Cotera JL, Fauci AS Abstract After December 17, 2014, when the US and Cuban governments announced their intent to restore relations, the two countries participated in various exchange activities in an effort to encourage cooperation in public health, health research and biomedical sciences. The conference entitled Exploring Opportunities for Arbovirus Research Collaboration, hosted at Havana's Hotel Nacional, was part of these efforts and was the first major US-Cuban scientific confer...
Source: MEDICC Review - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: MEDICC Rev Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Radical trachelectomy could be offered as an option for pregnant patients with early invasive cervical cancer. It may help women to avoid the triple losses of a desired pregnancy, fertility, and motherhood. PMID: 29767881 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Eur J Gynaecol Oncol Source Type: research
(Anesth Analg. 2017;125(4):1275–1280) Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) has been used in severe cases of maternal H1N1 infection, cardiogenic shock, massive pulmonary embolism, and peripartum hemorrhage. However, although the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) suggested ECLS as an appropriate therapy for maternal salvage, the American Heart Association did not endorse the SOAP recommendation at that time due to the lack of cohort data on maternal outcome. Currently, cohort data are available. The authors of the present study contributed to this data and described a consecutive cohort of 11 wom...
Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Mechanisms, Equipment, Hazards Source Type: research
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