PFO closure in pregnancy: A safe option for women and their fetuses

Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, EarlyView.
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 22 January 2020Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Ernesto Valero, Jessika González-D’Gregorio, Nieves Carbonell, Mónica García-Simón, José Ferreres, Juan Sanchis
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Arabic-speaking women from Arab countries have higher risks of stillbirth compared with the French and English majority in Quebec. Strategies to reduce stillbirth risk among Arabic speakers should focus on improving identification of causes of death. PMID: 31968204 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research
Pregnant women need to receive vaccines during pregnancy to keep themselves and their infants safe. Barriers to receiving vaccines, such as lack of insurance coverage, need to be removed so mothers and infants can be protected.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: Influenza Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pregnancy Source Type: news
This report describes that birth defects potentially related to Zika virus infection during pregnancy increased fourfold in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, areas with widespread local transmission of Zika virus during the study period.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: Birth Defects MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Zika Virus Source Type: news
ConclusionsMarried girls expressed more positive outcomes in their marriage than they did for negative outcomes despite their general perception of their marriage being early. Implications for interventions and policy decision making are discussed.
Source: Journal of Adolescence - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 January 2020Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyAuthor(s): Stephanie A. Atkinson, James C. FleetAbstractIn 2016, the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada convened a panel of expert scientists, clinicians and patient advocate to review the evidence for an association between vitamin D status and MS prevention and/or disease modification. The goal was to develop clear and accurate recommendations on optimal vitamin D intake and status for people affected by MS for use in clinical practice and public health policy. The final consensus report was based on ...
Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
ConclusionsBlack and Hispanic oocyte donation recipients experience lower clinical pregnancy rates and Black recipients experience lower live birth rates compared to White recipients. Racially discordant donor oocyte cycles involving donors and recipients of different races present an opportunity to further investigate the cause of disparity.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
The objective of this research was to develop a written educational material on fall prevention for pregnant women, promoting self-efficacy and the expectations of results ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news
AbstractMounting evidence suggests that the placenta is involved in nearly all abnormalities of pregnancy and fetal development. Traditional imaging evaluation of the placenta by ultrasound has more recently been complemented by MRI for complex cases requiring additional information, such as in the diagnosis of the placenta accreta spectrum (placenta accreta, increta and percreta). MRI can often help delineate the safest approach to delivery and adds diagnostic certainty to enable prognostication and to avoid potentially lethal complications. Increasingly, prenatal MRI has become the purview of the pediatric imager and is ...
Source: Pediatric Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
AbstractThe human placenta remains an enigma to many. Its position as the point of communication between distinct maternal and fetal circulations means that it must act as both source of nourishment and gatekeeper for the developing pregnancy. In vivo assessment of the placenta is perhaps the greatest challenge, yet it is most essential for diagnostic and prognostic purposes. In particular, there is a need for improved diagnostic accuracy in recognizing the invasive forms of the placenta accreta spectrum that require surgical intervention at delivery and often cesarean hysterectomy. The costs of insufficient sensitivity an...
Source: Pediatric Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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