Acupuncture in Post-Date Pregnancy Management

Conclusions The present study suggested that acupuncture applied at term of pregnancy seems effective in reducing the rate of labour induction performed for prolonged pregnancy at 41+5 weeks. Moreover, acupuncture also seems to be able to reduce oxytocin use; such a “saving” effect could play a role in childhood, considering that a recent study underlined the adverse effect of oxytocin on birth outcomes.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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We report the delayed delivery of a second baby in a twin pregnancy with pPROM and very premature delivery of the first baby. This condition is exceptional and there are no validated medical protocols for its management; the scientific evidence is still controversial. In our case, after the birth of the first baby, pregnancy was continued for 29 days, with monitoring of maternal and fetal parameters, which enabled the delivery of the second baby with improved neonatal outcomes. This case supports the prolongation of the pregnancy of the second twin.
Source: Case Reports in Womens Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract: Preeclampsia is a complication of pregnancy that affects approximately 4% of pregnancies. Preeclampsia is defined as new-onset hypertension after 20 weeks gestation often accompanied by new-onset proteinuria. Women who experience preeclampsia during pregnancy are at an increased risk for hypertension and stroke later in life. Healthcare providers should screen women appropriately to minimize risk.
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: WOMEN'S HEALTH: DNP SPECIAL ISSUE Source Type: research
An appropriate diagnostic evaluation is essential for the most appropriate treatment to be performed. Currently, macroprolactinemia is the third most frequent cause of non-physiological hyperprolactinemia after drugs and prolactinomas. Up to 40% of macroprolactinemic patients may present with hypogonadism symptoms, infertility and/or galactorrhea. Thus, the screening for macroprolactin is indicated not only for asymptomatic subjects but also for those without an obvious cause for their prolactin (PRL) elevation. Before submitting patients to macroprolactin screening and pituitary magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), one shoul...
Source: Neuroendocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Volume 25Author(s): Francisco Chacón-Lozsán, Clara PachecoAbstractBackgroundFluid management in the neurointensive care patient is aimed at maintaining an adequate cerebral blood flow. Recent data suggests that an adequate fluid administration may have an important role on outcome.Materials and methodsin this preliminary study we evaluated the use of mean flow velocity normalization as a parameter to guide fluid therapy in neurointensive care patients. We recruited all patients after craniotomy surgery between September 2016 and Augu...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2019Source: Anaesthesia &Intensive Care MedicineAuthor(s): Carla Gould, Jon HopperAbstractMaintaining an equilibrium between oxygen supply and demand is a principal function of the cardiovascular system. In times of altered metabolic demand mechanisms exist to maintain the balance between supply and demand. Exercise, haemorrhage and pregnancy all lead to changes in oxygen demand and subsequently modification of cardiac output. During isotonic exercise, metabolic demands of muscle are greatly increased. Sympathetic stimulation and inhibition of the parasympathetic system lead ...
Source: Anaesthesia and intensive care medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Authors: Xu T, Liu B, Cui Y, He J, Fan J, Yu S Abstract In order to clarify and reveal the morphological characteristics of yak placentomes, placentomes obtained from 151 to 180 days of pregnant yaks were observed using light microscopy and scanning and transmission electron microscopy. The results indicated that sessile, dome-shaped yak placentomes seemed to have a relatively complex villous-crypt architecture pattern. There was a straight maternal plate beneath the placentome. Plentiful uterine glands and a dense cellular layer were present in the endometrium lamina propria close to the maternal plate. Trophoblas...
Source: Folia Morphologica - Category: Anatomy Tags: Folia Morphol (Warsz) Source Type: research
This study examines racial/ethnic, nativity, and sociodemographic disparities in the prevalence of pre-pregnancy obesity and overweight in the United States. Logistic regression was fitted to the 2012-2014 national birth cohort data to derive unadjusted and adjusted differentials in pre-pregnancy obesity (BMI ≥30), severe obesity (BMI ≥40), and overweight/obesity (BMI ≥25) prevalence among 10.4 million US women of childbearing age. Substantial racial/ethnic differences existed, with pre-pregnancy obesity rates ranging from 2.6% for Chinese and 3.3% for Vietnamese women to 34.9% for American Indians/Alaska Natives ...
Source: Journal of Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: J Obes Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that unmeasured genetic, environmental, and familial factors are likely confounding associations between breastfeeding, cesarean delivery, prenatal smoking, and GDM with childhood obesity in observational studies. PMID: 30883194 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Childhood Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research
Condition:   Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy Intervention:   Behavioral: Health-promoting lifestyle education program Sponsor:   Istanbul University Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
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