Does the 'maternity salad' REALLY induce labor?

The Salad, made by Caioti Pizza Cafe in Studio City, is a simple mix of romaine, watercress, walnuts, and gorgonzola, with a herb-balsamic dressing. But scores of women say the herbs broke their waters.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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In this study, seven 30-norlupane derivatives (2-8) wasobtained from the chemical oxidation ofbetulinic acidfollowed bybiotransformationviaBacillus megateriumCGMCC 1.1741. And metabolites 2-4 and 6-8 were newly identified products. In the first step, betulinic acid was chemically oxidizedto platanic acid (1). Following the chemical oxidation, B. megaterium catalyzed the hydroxylation at C-7, C-11, C-15 and C-23 of platanic acid (1) as well as the oxidation of C-3 hydroxyl group. Compared to the labor-intensive isolation from natural plants, this chemical-microbial semi-synthesis is more capable to provide increased structu...
Source: Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Bioorg Med Chem Lett Source Type: research
Conclusions: Antenatal administration of uterotonics was associated with a substantially increased risk of intrapartum stillbirth and day-1 death. See video abstract:
Source: Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: Maternal and Child Health Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Volume 252Author(s): Alessandra Familiari, Asma Khalil, Giuseppe Rizzo, Anthony Odibo, Patrizia Vergani, Danilo Buca, Nobuhiro Hidaka, Daniele Di Mascio, Chinedu Nwabuobi, Serena Simeone, Federico Mecacci, Silvia Visentin, Eric Cosmi, Marco Liberati, Alice D’Amico, Maria Elena Flacco, Cecilia Acuti Martellucci, Lamberto Manzoli, Luigi Nappi, Carlotta Iacovella
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusion This pharmacogenomic study suggests that ritodrine efficacy and ADEs are associated with KCNMB2 gene polymorphisms in patients with preterm labor.
Source: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion Labor induction at 39 weeks was consistently associated with reduced risk of cesarean delivery among women with obesity regardless of parity, age, or comorbidity status. Cesarean delivery findings from induction trials at 39 weeks among low-risk nulliparous women may generalize more broadly across the U.S. obstetric population, with potentially larger benefit among women with a prior vaginal delivery. Key Points [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: American Journal of Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionInduction of labor has become an increasingly common obstetric procedure, but in nulliparous women or women with a previous cesarean section, it can pose a clinical challenge. Despite an overall expansion of medical indications for labor induction, there is little international consensus regarding the criteria for induction, or for the recommended methods among nulliparous women. In this light, we assessed variations in the practice of induction of labor among 21 birth units in a nationwide cohort of women with no prior vaginal birth.Material and methodsWe carried out a prospective observational pilot s...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
PMID: 32715592 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: BJOG Source Type: research
Congenital complete heart block (CCHB) is a rare phenomenon that may be first discovered during pregnancy in previously asymptomatic patients.1 The hemodynamic demands of labor can be challenging for a pregnant patient with complete heart block.2,3 Several strategies have been described for the anesthetic care of these women, but there is limited agreement about a standardized approach.1,3 Concomitant severe pre-eclampsia presents a scenario in which magnesium therapy may add an additional risk of inducing a hemodynamically significant bradyarrhythmia in the presence of pre-existing complete heart block.
Source: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
, Cook K, Bones J Abstract Peptide mapping analysis is a regulatory expectation to verify the primary structure of a recombinant product sequence and to monitor post-translational modifications (PTMs). Although proteolytic digestion has been used for decades, it remains a labour-intensive procedure that can be challenging to accurately reproduce. Here, we describe a fast and reproducible protocol for protease digestion that is automated using immobilised trypsin on magnetic beads, which has been incorporated into an optimised peptide mapping workflow to show method transferability across laboratories. The complete...
Source: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Anal Bioanal Chem Source Type: research
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