Mother-of-six finds epidural needle in her spine 14 YEARS after giving birth

Amy Bright, 41, gave birth to her sixth and youngest son Jacob by c-section in 2003 at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. 14 years later a piece of the needle from the epidural was found in her spine.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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In this study, the pregnant female Sprague–Dawley (SD) rats were used to evaluate the potential toxicological effect of strontium citrate, a dietary supplement, on embryo-fetal development. Strontium citrate at doses of 0 mg/kg, 680 mg/kg, 1360 mg/kg, and 2267 mg/kg was administrated orally by gavage to rats at day 6 to day 15 of pregnancy. Each group contained 20 pregnant rats. On the 20th day of gestation, rats was anesthetized and dissected by cesarean section. The appearance, internal organs, gravid uterus weight, embryo implantation number, and implantation loss rate in maternal rats of each group did no...
Source: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIf possible, elective ventral repair should be postponed until after last pregnancy. A non-mesh repair seems appropriate for smaller primary ventral hernia in women who plan future pregnancies. Umbilical hernia during pregnancy seems very rare and seldom requires repair pre- and post-partum. Routine practice of umbilical hernia repair in combination with cesarean section cannot be recommended. PROSPERO: CRD42017073736.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Source: The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Condition:   Cesarean Section Interventions:   Drug: bupivacaine;   Drug: dexamethasone;   Drug: placebo to dexamethasone Sponsor:   Aswan University Hospital Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
In conclusion, the magnitude of perinatal asphyxia in general hospitals of Tigray remains high. Low birth weight, meconium-stained amniotic fluid, cesarean section, and prolonged maternal labour have been associated with perinatal asphyxia. PMID: 30515406 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
ConclusionsCombined application of intracervical Foley balloon catheter and intravaginal PgE2 insert may result in a shorter time from labor induction to delivery without rising the risk of cesarean section in primiparous women with an unfavorable cervix.
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Authors: Chang JN, Magann EF, Novotny SA, Cooley CE, Gauss CH, Parrish MR, Morrison JC Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare pregnancy outcomes in women with sickle cell disease from recent deliveries with a similar group delivered earlier. METHODS: During a 12-year period (2005-2016), data from pregnant women with hemoglobin SS or SC were collected from three university medical centers and compared with earlier studies (1979-2003) involving similar patients. The primary endpoints were maternal complications during pregnancy and newborn outcomes. RESULTS: There were 278 patients in the control group (1979-2003) co...
Source: Southern Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research
ConclusionsSA general surgeons are potentially well suited for humanitarian surgery. This study has shown that most SA general surgeons received training in OBGYN, ORTHO, and URO prior to residency and many maintain competence in the corresponding humanitarian operations. Other low- to middle-income countries may also have broad-based surgery training, and the potential for their surgeons to offer humanitarian assistance should be further investigated.
Source: World Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsMRI is appropriate for additional LUS diagnostics in patients with previous CS. The strong individual variability of LUS-anatomy and morphology might explain the difficulties in establishing uniform diagnostic standards after CS.
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 -- The world's first baby born to a woman who had a uterus transplant from a deceased donor shows that such transplants can be successful, Brazilian doctors say. The 6-pound baby girl was delivered by C-section to an...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
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