Treating Pain in Pregnancy with Acupuncture: Observational Study Results from a Free Clinic in New Zealand

Discussion Patient-reported and treatment-related lumbopelvic pain symptom reduction findings provide further evidence that acupuncture in pregnancy is safe and beneficial in a field setting. We discuss this study's unique contributions in providing guidance for clinicians who practice acupuncture in pregnancy, including midwives, physiotherapists, and physicians. Teaser PRECIS: Pregnant women treated for lumbopelvic pain with acupuncture in a hospital-based clinic in New Zealand reported significant pain reduction and few adverse events.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: The current study demonstrates that 76% of sampled women experienced pregnancy-related back pain and the prevalence of site-specific pain (LBP, PGP, and Combo Pain) increases with increased gestation. Risk factors include advanced GA and experiencing both types of pain prior to pregnancy (Prior Both). Furthermore, it is suggested that a standard definition of pain by location should be developed and employed so that future studies can elucidate appropriate prevention strategies and treatment options for each. PMID: 30103876 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
We report a case of a pregnant woman who developed Horner's syndrome and paresthesia within the distribution of the trigeminal nerve following epidural analgesia for the relief of labor pain.ResumoA analgesia peridural é hoje em dia um procedimento comum para analgesia do trabalho de parto. Embora seja considerada uma técnica segura, não está isenta de complicações. A síndrome de Horner e a parestesia do território do nervo trigêmeo são complicações raras da analgesia peridural. Relatamos um caso de uma grávida que desenvolveu a s&iac...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Half as many women given reminfentanil ended up having epidurals as those on pethadine Related items fromOnMedica Women controlling analgesia in labour use less Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers Hunt announces Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review Acupuncture may not relieve labour pain Fruit&veg cut risk of small baby
Source: OnMedica Latest News - Category: UK Health Source Type: news
Peritoneal lipofuscinosis is a very rarely recognized condition occurring during pregnancy characterized by brown pigmentation of the omentum and peritoneum, a decidual reaction and benign mesothelial cells. The iron negative pigment, which is likely to be confused with hemosiderin in the hematoxylin and eosin stain, is lipofuscin. The seminar case, apparently the third published, arose in a 37-year-old woman who presented in October 2015 at 24 weeks pregnancy with abdominal pain. Investigations revealed a ruptured left ovarian cyst and rising serum carcinoembryonic antige levels. At laparotomy, there was no free intraperi...
Source: Advances in Anatomic Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: AMR Series Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our results extend prior findings on postpartum PTSD by showing that fear of labour pain is a specific construct, clearly independent from the experience of general pain. Our results suggest that childbirth may be experienced as threatening and traumatic and that this traumatic impact might develop way before the delivery. As a potential traumatic continuum from pre- to posttraumatic stress might exist, further longitudinal studies assessing pre-, peri- and posttraumatic reactions is needed to provide support for this hypothesis. PMID: 30095279 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research
Sometimes, it is fairly safe to assume that a patient is more likely to have a familial disorder than a sporadic form of the same disease. A 39-year-old man was brought to the emergency department by ambulance with chest pain and palpitations. He had a history of migraines and dyspepsia. His family history was remarkable for a sister with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, detected at age 18 years during pregnancy, and a brother with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. The patient's son, born prematurely, was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome at 1 month of age, and he underwent ablation therapy when he was 8 years old.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: ECG image of the month Source Type: research
ConclusionThis case presents the rare occurrence of a complete hydatidiform mole causing hyperthyroidism and an associated finding of a mature cystic teratoma. It also highlights the importance of monitoring b-hCG levels following a complete molar pregnancy due to an increased risk of choriocarcinoma.
Source: Thyroid Research - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Echocardiography of pregnant women with pre-eclampsia has shown that the condition...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA biomarker spots high-risk plaques in heart disease VR, AR may revamp cardiovascular imaging Stress echo beats CCTA for evaluating chest pain Will ultrasound and AI become the tricorder of the future? Echocardiography technique can guide atrial fibrillation ablation
Source: Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Low but rising serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels occur infrequently after an induced abortion. Because this scenario rarely occurs after suction aspiration, clinicians may have higher suspicion for an uncommon diagnosis. The differential diagnosis includes both common and uncommon diagnoses, such as incomplete abortion, heterotopic or ectopic pregnancy, a new intrauterine pregnancy, and gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. The etiology of this presentation may be unclear, especially in the absence of abnormal bleeding or pain which would suggest incomplete abortion, or when significant time has passed since the procedure.
Source: Contraception - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
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