Epilepsy Does Not Appear to Affect Likelihood of Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 -- Women with epilepsy and no history of infertility have a similar likelihood of achieving pregnancy as peers without epilepsy, according to a study published online April 30 in JAMA Neurology. Page B. Pennell, M.D., from...
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Authors: Cunningham TK, Draper H, Rajesh U PMID: 30417729 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
The objective of our study was to compare our hospital data collated from our qualitative fFN assay with EQUIPPE's data, with a view to establish its validity in our hospital. We undertook a retrospective study over a 22-month period to review the data of 432 preterm pregnant women at less than 34 weeks of gestation, who presented to the labour ward with symptoms of threatened preterm labour warranting a fFN test. None of the patient with results between 11 and 199 ng/mL delivered within 7 days. However, there was a rise in percentage of delivery at higher levels. For example, 73% of patients with leve...
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(Brigham and Women's Hospital) 'Myth-busting' study among women with no history of infertility finds that those with epilepsy are just as likely to become pregnant as those without.
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This multicenter cohort study aims to determine if women with epilepsy without a prior diagnosis of infertility or related disorders are as likely to achieve pregnancy within 12 months as their peers without epilepsy.
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Conclusion Using consensual knowledge lists might promote congruence in educating and/or training community pharmacists on women's issues in epilepsy. Future studies are needed to investigate if such lists can improve health services provided to women with epilepsy (WWE). Graphical abstract
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Using consensual knowledge lists might promote congruence in educating and/or training community pharmacists on women's issues in epilepsy. Future studies are needed to investigate if such lists can improve health services provided to women with epilepsy (WWE). PMID: 29127865 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
Conclusion: In utero exposure to environmental mutagens contributes to somatic and germline mosaicism, permanently affecting both the genetic health of the F1 and the population gene pool. Citation: Meier MJ, O’Brien JM, Beal MA, Allan B, Yauk CL, Marchetti F. 2017. In utero exposure to benzo[a]pyrene increases mutation burden in the soma and sperm of adult mice. Environ Health Perspect 125:82–88; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/EHP211 *These authors contributed equally to this work. Address correspondence to F. Marchetti, Environmental Health Science and Research Bureau, Health Canada, 50 Colombine Driveway, Ot...
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ConclusionParental infertility or fertility treatment was not associated with an overall risk of childhood epilepsy. Parental infertility may be associated with an increased risk of idiopathic generalised epilepsy; a subtype of epilepsy believed to be of genetic origin.
Source: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ConclusionParental infertility or fertility treatment was not associated with an overall risk of childhood epilepsy. Parental infertility may be associated with an increased risk of idiopathic generalised epilepsy; a subtype of epilepsy believed to be of genetic origin.
Source: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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