Certain UTI medications linked to birth defects

Urinary tract infections can be problematic for pregnant women and their babies, but so can two antibiotics used to treat them, health officials warn
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Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common infection seen in the emergency department. The spectrum of UTI includes simple versus complicated infection and lower versus upper UTI. No one history or examination finding is definitive for diagnosis. Testing often includes urinalysis and/or urine dipstick, and several pitfalls may occur in interpretation. Urine cultures should be obtained in complicated or upper UTIs but not simple and lower tract UTIs, unless a patient is pregnant. Imaging often is not required. Most patients with simple cystitis and pyelonephritis are treated as outpatients. A variety of potentially dangerous...
Source: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
We present data on pregnancy rates and pregnancy associated medical need in three current refugee cohorts upon arrival in Germany. Healthcare providers should be particularly aware of the requirements of pregnant migrants and should adapt primary caretaking strategies accordingly.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: A majority of Wayuu women presenting to an acute clinic setting in Colombia, South America were in their mid-thirties having had three pregnancies and the majority were not using any form of contraception. The most common diagnoses were straightforward diagnoses such as vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, and abnormal uterine bleeding. Our findings suggest a need for access to routine gynecologic care, general hygiene education, and increased availability of birth control among the Wayuu population. PMID: 30169662 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: Occurrence of UTI during pregnancy increases the risk of PE in pregnant women. Screening for, and treatment of UTI should be part of routine antenatal care, especially in developing countries.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
Abstract Several infections have unique consequences or considerations in pregnancy. Some common infections such as urinary tract infections, influenza, sexually transmitted diseases, and vaginitis affect pregnant women differently than the general population, can cause pregnancy complications, and require treatments that are safe in pregnancy. Infections such as hepatitis B and C and human immunodeficiency virus can be transmitted vertically and therefore management focuses on decreasing perinatal transmission. Certain infections can be transmitted in utero and cause congenital infections. Classically, these were...
Source: Primary Care - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Prim Care Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: At this time, the evidence does not support or refute the use of mechanical dilatation of the cervix during elective caesarean section for reducing postoperative morbidity.Further large, well-designed studies are required to compare the effect of intraoperative mechanical dilatation of the cervix with no intraoperative mechanical cervical dilatation for reducing postoperative morbidity. PMID: 30096215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Conclusions: Women presenting with simple recurrent UTIs should have a flow rate and post-void residual measured. Cystoscopy is not warranted and imaging is unlikely to be of value in the absence of symptoms of upper tract disease or gynaecological problems.Urol Int
Source: Urologia Internationalis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 June 2018Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Anthony P. Sunjaya, Angela F. SunjayaAbstractAimsTo compare the clinical and glycemic profile as well as pregnancy complications and infant mortality among diabetic mothers in Indonesia.Materials and MethodsData was obtained from medical records of Internal-Medicine Clinic in Hermina Podomoro General Hospital during the period January-December 2015. Subjects were grouped into good and poor outcome groups based on infant mortality.ResultsForty-five subjects were obtained with an average age of 31...
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Several infections have unique consequences or considerations in pregnancy. Some common infections such as urinary tract infections, influenza, sexually transmitted diseases, and vaginitis affect pregnant women differently than the general population, can cause pregnancy complications, and require treatments that are safe in pregnancy. Infections such as hepatitis B and C and human immunodeficiency virus can be transmitted vertically and therefore management focuses on decreasing perinatal transmission. Certain infections can be transmitted in utero and cause congenital infections. Classically, these were grouped together ...
Source: Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 June 2018Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Anthony P. Sunjaya, Angela F. SunjayaAbstractAimsTo compare the clinical and glycemic profile as well as pregnancy complications and infant mortality among diabetic mothers in Indonesia.Materials and MethodsData was obtained from medical records of Internal-Medicine Clinic in Hermina Podomoro General Hospital during the period January-December 2015. Subjects were grouped into good and poor outcome groups based on infant mortality.ResultsForty-five subjects were obtained with an average age of 31...
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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