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Most perinatal hospitals use a combination of maternal risk assessment and neonatal toxicology testing to identify infants at risk for substance withdrawal symptoms and to confirm the types of drugs that may have been used during pregnancy. Although meconium has been used for many years as the specimen of choice for toxicology testing, screening can also be performed on umbilical cord tissue. Due to the easy availability of umbilical cord tissue, this method is growing in popularity but there have been few studies that compare the equivalence of umbilical cord tissue with meconium.
Research by the Milton Keynes-based charity Medical Detection Dogs claims the animals are our 'best defence' in early detection of diseases like cancer, malaria and Parkinson's.
Conclusion: Laparoscopic excision of anterior compartment endometriosis is effective in restoring fertility in patients with otherwise-unexplained infertility and in treating endometriosis-related symptoms. PMID: 30662252 [PubMed - in process]
Nearly 30 percent of infant deaths in the United States result from congenital anomalies. Treatment options now exist for conditions that were once considered lethal. Parents may face challenging decisions regarding anticipated newborn care, which impact themselves and their families perinatal palliative care (PPC) supports families navigating these decisions through a family-centered, shared decision-making model of care. PPC occurs concomitantly with expectant obstetrical care, providing intensive psychosocial support during and after pregnancy, including at end-of-life.
Wanbo Tai, Denis Voronin, Jiawei Chen, Weili Bao, Debra A. Kessler, Beth Shaz, Shibo Jiang, Karina Yazdanbakhsh, Lanying Du
On 19 December 2018, the Argentinian Ministry of Health and Social Development issued an epidemiological alert regarding an increase in cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in Epuy én, Chubut Province. Between 28 October 2018 – 20 January of 2019, a total of 29 laboratory-confirmed cases of HPS, including 11 deaths have been reported in Epuyén, Chubut Province. Epuyén has a population of approximately 2 000 persons, and Chubut Province is located in Patagonia in southern Argentina. The index case had environmental exposure prior to symptom onset on 2 November, and subsequently attended a ...
Conclusions: While these results highlight a potential disparity in residential proximity to UGD in the Barnett Shale, they do not provide evidence of an environmental justice (EJ) issue nor negate findings of environmental injustice in other regions.
AbstractRoutine investigation for recurrent pregnancy loss includes measurement of antiphospholipid antibodies. The lupus anticoagulant has long been associated with increased risks for thrombosis and adverse obstetric outcomes. But there are some disadvantages with lupus anticoagulant (LAC) tests which includes varied sensitivity of different clot based assays. ISTH recommends only 2 assays (preferably DRVVT and APTT-LA) for the identification of lupus anticoagulant but there are some studies which don ’t support this contention. Our study analyzed 526 samples from high risk pregnancy cases for APLA by all four LAC ...
AbstractDuring pregnancy and postpartum, women in high HIV prevalence regions continue to be at high risk for acquiring HIV, due to both behavioral and biological mechanisms, despite declines in coital frequency as a pregnancy advances. We estimated differences in rates of partnership concurrency for men with and without pregnant or postpartum sexual partners. We used monthly retrospective panel data from Ghana from three perspectives: couple-level data, female reports of pregnancy and male partner concurrency, and male reports of concurrent partnerships and female partner pregnancy. Coital frequency increased during the f...