Medical News Today: What to know about membrane stripping
Membrane stripping is a method of inducing labor. During the procedure, a doctor will use a gloved hand to sweep inside the cervix. This releases natural chemicals that help soften the cervix. It is generally very safe and can increase the likelihood of spontaneous labor. Learn more about membrane stripping here.
CONCLUSION: Our results revealed that there were no differences between GTN and placebo regarding their effect on cervical ripening in overdue pregnant women.
We present two cases of congenital ichthyosis. Thorough counselling of women with a previously affected pregnancy during the antenatal period should include discussion about mode of delivery and a critical review of the complexities of prenatal diagnosis in this condition. We propose a clinical management pathway to offer women with a previous pregnancy affected by this rare condition. SIMILAR CASES PUBLISHED: Less than 50 cases reported.
New England Journal of Medicine,Volume 379, Issue 23, Page 2277-2279, December 2018.
Publication date: Available online 3 December 2018Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Laura Seikku, Vedran Stefanovic, Petri Rahkonen, Kari Teramo, Jorma Paavonen, Minna Tikkanen, Leena RahkonenAbstractObjectiveErythropoietin - a hormone regulating erythropoiesis - is a biomarker of chronic fetal hypoxia. High erythropoietin levels in fetal plasma and amniotic fluid are associated with increased risk of adverse neonatal outcome. Since the risk of perinatal morbidity and mortality is increased in pregnancies beyond 41 gestational weeks, we evaluated erythropoietin levels...
ConclusionsAdrenal vein thromboses are rare events requiring curative anticoagulant therapy and labor management to minimize the risk of hemorrhage. Patients should receive thromboprophylaxis for subsequent pregnancies and a full thrombophilia investigation.
We examined whether prediabetes in early pregnancy was associated with risks of adverse outcomes. Study Design We conducted a retrospective cohort study of pregnant women enrolled in Kaiser Permanente Washington from 2011 to 2014. Early pregnancy hemoglobin A1C (A1C) values, covariates, and outcomes were ascertained from electronic medical records and state birth certificates. Women with prediabetes (A1C of 5.7–6.4%) were compared with those with normal A1C levels (
CONCLUSION: This study highlights disparities in socioeconomic characteristics and health behaviours between births in adolescent and adult mothers and suggests that a targeted multidisciplinary approach would be valuable for the pregnant adolescent. The role of antenatal support for pregnant adolescents is reinforced because sociodemographic factors and smoking accounted for differences in neonatal outcomes relative to adult women. PMID: 30473123 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion Maternal hypothyroidism appears to be independently associated with long-term pediatric endocrine morbidity of the offspring. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Abstract | Full text
In this study, we investigated the effect of P. gingivalis on human extravillous trophoblasts and observed that it triggered apoptosis and inflammation and that Akt was activated in this process. In addition, when Akt activation was inhibited, apoptosis and inflammation was significantly increased. Thus, P. gingivalis infection contributes to preterm low birth weight infants by triggering excessive inflammation and increasing apoptosis in trophoblasts and that the Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase/Akt signaling pathway is involved in the regulation of Pg-induced apoptosis and inflammation.
Condition: Induction of Labor Interventions: Drug: Oral misoprostol; Drug: Oxytocin Sponsors: Gynuity Health Projects; University of Liverpool; Government Dental College and Hospital, India Not yet recruiting