The crisis in America’s maternity wards
The rate of pregnancy-related deaths in the United States is rising, and black women face a higher risk.
MATUNDO, Mozambique/LILONGWE, Malawi –Eleven days ago, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique then crossed into Zimbabwe, leaving a wide path of destruction across Eastern Africa. By the time the storm struck, communities throughoutMalawiandMozambiquewere already reeling from days of fatal downpours and flooding.
Publication date: Available online 25 March 2019Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Da Kyung Hong, Seon Ah Kim, Kyung Taek Lim, Ki Heon Lee, Tae Jin Kim, Kyeong A. SoAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the clinical outcome of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) diagnosed by colposcopy-directed biopsy during pregnancy and to evaluate the risk factors for persistent disease.Study DesignThis retrospective study included pregnant women who were diagnosed with CIN2+ by colposcopy-directed biopsy from January 2005 to December 2014. The clinical characteristics, hi...
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis suggests smoke exposure from any source is problematic during pregnancy
Condition: Influenza Intervention: Biological: Quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) Sponsors: Stanford University; National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Not yet recruiting
Conditions: Unintended Pregnancy; Undesired Pregnancy Interventions: Other: Pregnancy preferences (Aim 1); Other: Sociocultural environment (Aim 2); Other: Pregnancy preferences (Aim 3a); Other: Pregnancy (Aim 3b) Sponsor: University of California, San Francisco Recruiting
Conditions: Pregnancy; Preeclampsia; Hypertension in Pregnancy Intervention: Other: No intervention Sponsors: University of Arizona; Midwestern University Not yet recruiting
A second male birth control pill succeeded in preliminary testing, suggesting that a new form of contraception may eventually exist. The new pill, which works similarly to female contraception, passed initial safety tests and produced hormone responses consistent with effective birth control in 30 men, according to research presented by the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute and the University of Washington at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. (The study has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal.) It’s early days for the drug — which has not yet been submitted for approval by the ...
Researchers from Tel Aviv-Sourasky Medical Center in Israel studied 52 trans men and found they were still fertile as women. Pictured, Wyley Simpson fell pregnant while taking testosterone therapy.
A California-based avocado grower has issued a recall of avocados sent to at least six U.S. states over fears they could be contaminated by potentially fatal bacteria. Henry Avocado said Saturday it was concerned the bacteria listeria monocytogenes could be present in the avocados that it had sold in bulk to stores in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin. The company says the offending fruit can be identified by stickers reading “bravocado,” or, in the case of its organic avocados, stickers including the words “organic” and “California.” Listeria can ...
Conclusion: Infants with gestation-related risks show distinct sleep patterns. We suggest that sleep assessment is included in the follow-up of high-risk infants. Future studies are needed to investigate the predictive value and functional importance of the sleep patterns for infants with gestation-related risks.