'Women spend more time planning holiday than pregnancy'

A healthy pregnancy requires planning in advance - but some women leave it all a bit late, a charity says.
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OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of intimate partner violence( IPV)during pregnancy in two cities of Anhui, China. Also, to investigate the association of spontaneous preterm birth with IPV during pregnancy. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
ConclusionsHigh rates of recurrent normal/abnormal karyotypes were observed in all groups with a majority of embryos presenting with recurrent abnormal morphology. Secondary RPL presented significantly more often with recurrent abnormal morphology compared to primary RPL. These findings offer prognostic information for the affected patient and might impact treatment choice.
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Mikolasevic I, Filipec-Kanizaj T, Jakopcic I, Majurec I, Brncic-Fischer A, Sobocan N, Hrstic I, Stimac T, Stimac D, Milic S Abstract One of the least studied topics in the field of obstetrics is liver disease during pregnancy, which creates a challenge for both gynecologists and hepatologists. Approximately 3% of pregnant women are affected by some form of liver disease during pregnancy. Some of these conditions can be fatal for both the mother and child. In addition, 3 types of liver disease need to be differentiated during pregnancy. One type is liver disease directly related to pregnancy, which can occu...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Authors: Casarini L, Santi D, Brigante G, Simoni M Abstract Luteinizing hormone (LH) and chorionic gonadotropin (CG) are glycoproteins fundamental for sexual development and reproduction. Since they act on the same receptor (LHCGR), there is a general consensus that LH and hCG are equivalent. However, separate evolution of LHβ and hCGβ subunits occurred in primates, resulting in two molecules sharing ∼85% identity and regulating different physiological events. Pituitary, pulsatile LH production results in a ∼90 min half-life molecule targeting the gonads, to regulate gametogenesis and androgen syn...
Source: Endocrine Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr Rev Source Type: research
The role of prophylactic transfusion therapy for the treatment of sickle cell disease during pregnancy is unclear. An analysis of the existing literature shows a limited number of publications that address this issue and specifically compare clinical outcomes in this population based on a treatment strategy of prophylactic transfusion versus transfusion only for clinical indications (on demand transfusion). The existing studies show a wide variation in study design and outcomes measured. The results of this analysis suggest that there are insufficient data to support a clinically significant difference in morbidity and mor...
Source: Transfusion Medicine Reviews - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPlacental abruption is an important cause of feto-maternal hemorrhage, with significant impact on both fetal and maternal mortality. In most cases, it presents with abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding. However, vaginal bleeding may be absent with concealed intra-amniotic hemorrhage, as in cases with placenta previa, hence confounding this diagnosis. In such cases, imaging studies may be obtained to evaluate for abdominal pain in pregnancy; hence, radiologists should be aware of the ultrasound and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging appearance of intra-amniotic hemorrhage. This includes presence of markedly echogenic am...
Source: Emergency Radiology - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion:In hemodynamically stable patients with chest pain, sinus tachycardia aids in the identification of patients unlikely to have type I MI, especially in those with HR> 120 bpm.
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
In conclusion, the findings of the current study indicate that resveratrol treatment may be a potential strategy for the treatment of scarred uterus patients, which contributes to the improvement of pregnancy outcomes. PMID: 29904420 [PubMed]
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Two fathers and the baby girl they never expected.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Parenting Transgender and Transsexuals Source Type: news
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Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Short communication Source Type: research
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