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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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ConclusionsIbuprofen was inferior to pivmecillinam for treating uncomplicated UTIs. More than half of the women in the ibuprofen group recovered without antibiotics. However, pyelonephritis occurred in 7 out of 181 women using ibuprofen. Until we can identify those women who will develop complications, we cannot recommend ibuprofen alone as initial treatment to women with uncomplicated UTIs. Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov NCT01849926EU Clinical Trials Register (EU-CTR), EudraCT Number 2012-002776-14
Source: PLoS Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Because of a high level of antimicrobial resistance amongst uropathogens in Saudi Arabia, the development of regional and national UTI guidelines is recommended.
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in pregnancy and account for the highest proportion of primary care antibiotic prescriptions issued to pregnant women in the UK. It is well known that antibiotic use ...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are categorized as complicated or uncomplicated. Complicated UTIs (cUTI) are associated with factors that compromise the urinary tract or host defense (structural or functional abnormalities), including urinary obstruction; urinary retention; immunosuppression; renal failure; renal transplantation; pregnancy; patients with medical or surgical comorbidities; and the presence of foreign bodies such as calculi, indwelling catheters, or other drainage devices [1, 2]. The latter, catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI), accounted for 37.8% of health care-associated infections in the United States (US), wh...
Source: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to determine the seroprevalences of syphilis, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HVB) and asymptomatic urinary tract infections and the prevalence of hypertension and anemia among pregnant women attending the antenatal clinic at Gambo Rural Hospital in southern Ethiopia. The following tests were conducted among study subjects: hemoglobin (Hgb) level, rapid plasma reagin (RPR) for syphilis, anti-HIV antibodies, hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and urine analysis. A total of 574 pregnant women were included in this study. The mean age of the participants was 25.7 (SD:...
Source: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health - Category: Tropical Medicine Tags: Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health Source Type: research
The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of cystoscopy and ultrasonography for the prenatal diagnosis of abnormally invasive placenta (AIP), including its subgroups: placenta accreta (PA), placenta increta (PI), and placenta percreta (PP). A retrospective observational study including a total of 85 pregnant women at high risk for AIP underwent prenatal cystoscopy and ultrasonography evaluations. The sensitivity (Se), specificity (Sp), positive predictive value, negative predictive value, and exact diagnosed were calculated and compared for both cystoscopy and ultrasonography. Se and Sp values of cystoscopy and ul...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Diagnostic Accuracy Study Source Type: research
Reduced renal volume (RV) and nephron number may be the result of surgery, or congenital or acquired common urinary tract abnormalities such as reflux nephropathy. While signs of reduced RV may not be notable in children or adults routinely, renovascular stress may exacerbate signs of nephron loss. Pregnancy increases renovascular circulation and creates hydroureteronephrosis. Pregnancy with reduced nephron numbers show the effects of stress on reduced RV. We used the 5/6 nephrectomy pregnant rat to examine these changes.
Source: The Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Pediatrics: Urinary Tract Infection & Vesicoureteral Reflux Source Type: research
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections in pregnant women due to anatomic and physiologic changes in the female urinary tract during pregnancy, and antepartum UTIs can ca...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
In 2014, Katia Kaplan-List, MD, was doing her pediatric radiology rotation at Strong Memorial Hospital under the supervision of Johan Blickman, MD, then the vice chair of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) ’s Department of Imaging Sciences and a professor in pediatrics. That same year, Dr. Kaplan-List allegedly found herself in the trappings of a controlling and abusive situation with Dr. Blickman. Today, they’re both in midst of a high-profile lawsuit, in which Dr. Kaplan-List claims she was invi ted to Dr. Blickman’s house to work on a research project where she was later drugged and rape...
Source: radRounds - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Conclusion Standard urological management of the ureteral obstruction in pregnancy was successful in this extreme case of unrepaired bladder exstrophy associated with an intrauterine pregnancy. The perinatal outcome was good.
Source: Case Reports in Womens Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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