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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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Authors: Kalinderi K, Delkos D, Kalinderis M, Athanasiadis A, Kalogiannidis I Abstract Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common bacterial infection in pregnancy, increasing the risk of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Urinary tract infections may present as asymptomatic bacteriuria, acute cystitis or pyelonephritis. Escherichia coli is the most common pathogen associated with both symptomatic and asymptomatic bacteriuria. If asymptomatic bacteriuria is untreated, up to 30% of mothers develop acute pyelonephritis, with an increased risk of multiple maternal and neonatal complications, such a...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a study of antibiotics prescribed to pregnant women with urinary tract infections.Medscape Internal Medicine
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Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a study of antibiotics prescribed to pregnant women with urinary tract infections.
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This study revealed that several antibiotics which are contraindicated in early pregnancy are commonly prescribed to women with urinary tract infections during their first trimester.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
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The CDC found that more doctors are treating their pregnant patients' urinary tract infections with one of two antibiotics that may cause birth defects, despite warnings against doing so issued in 2011.
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FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 -- Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be problematic for pregnant women and their babies, but so can two antibiotics used to treat these infections, U.S. health officials warn. The antibiotics -- trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole...
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Abstract Urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur in about 8% of pregnant women, and untreated UTIs can have serious consequences, including pyelonephritis, preterm labor, low birth weight, and sepsis (1). Pregnant women are typically screened for UTIs during early pregnancy, and those with bacteriuria are treated with antibiotics (1,2). Antibiotic stewardship is critical to improving patient safety and to combating antibiotic resistance. Because of the potential risk for birth defects, including anencephaly, heart defects, and orofacial clefts, associated with use of sulfonamides and nitrofurantoin during pregnancy ...
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Four in 10 pregnant women diagnosed with a urinary tract infection in the first trimester received antibiotics linked to birth defects, according to an analysis of national insurance claims data.Medscape Medical News
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: to analyze the prevalence of pregnancy complications and sociodemographic profile of puerperal patients with complications, according to the form of financing of the childbirth service. METHOD: cross-sectional study with interview of 928 puerperal women whose childbirth was financed by the Unified Health System, health plans and private sources (other sources than the Unified Health System). The sample was calculated based on the births registered in the Information System on Live Births, stratified by hospital and form of financing of the childbirth service. Data were analyzed using the c...
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Lat Am Enfermagem Source Type: research
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