Medicolegal Review: Perinatal Effexor Lawsuits and Legal Strategies Adverse to Prescribing Obstetric Providers

Conclusion To reduce the risk of liability exposure, obstetricians must adequately document informed consent in the medical records when prescribing medications to their pregnant patients. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

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ConclusionsAmong women undergoing ART, pre-pregnancy maternal underweight was associated with lower birth weight, increased LBW and SGA risks, and decreased fetal macrosomia and LGA risks in singleton infants.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract Perinatal palliative care refers to a coordinated care strategy that comprises options for obstetric and newborn care that include a focus on maximizing quality of life and comfort for newborns with a variety of conditions considered to be life-limiting in early infancy. With a dual focus on ameliorating suffering and honoring patient values, perinatal palliative care can be provided concurrently with life-prolonging treatment. The focus of this document, however, involves the provision of exclusively palliative care without intent to prolong life in the context of a life-limiting condition, oth...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract Zika virus is a flavivirus with the potential to cause serious adverse pregnancy and infant outcomes. Although rates of Zika virus infection have decreased in the United States, obstetrician-gynecologists and other health care providers should continue to assess their patients for potential exposure based on travel or sexual history and test symptomatic patients with possible exposure and pregnant women with ongoing exposure regardless of symptoms in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations. Pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy should talk to their ...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Abstract Every age group experiences back pain, a common reason for activity limitation. Management of back pain in a woman is challenging because of physiologic and hormonal changes through the woman's life cycle. The treatment is dictated by etiology and a woman's stage of life or reproductive events, such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause. Most episodes of low back pain are temporary with minimal long-term sequelae, but recurrent and long-lasting episodes require more thorough clinical evaluation. This monograph describes the anatomy of the spine; illustrates a focused, thorough evaluation, including o...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract Perinatal palliative care refers to a coordinated care strategy that comprises options for obstetric and newborn care that include a focus on maximizing quality of life and comfort for newborns with a variety of conditions considered to be life-limiting in early infancy. With a dual focus on ameliorating suffering and honoring patient values, perinatal palliative care can be provided concurrently with life-prolonging treatment. The focus of this document, however, involves the provision of exclusively palliative care without intent to prolong life in the context of a life-limiting condition, oth...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract Zika virus is a flavivirus with the potential to cause serious adverse pregnancy and infant outcomes. Although rates of Zika virus infection have decreased in the United States, obstetrician-gynecologists and other health care providers should continue to assess their patients for potential exposure based on travel or sexual history and test symptomatic patients with possible exposure and pregnant women with ongoing exposure regardless of symptoms in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations. Pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy should talk to their ...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Authors: Al-Ibrahim N Abstract Cornual ectopic pregnancy is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy but has catastrophic presentation when diagnosis is missed. It is usually misdiagnosed as degenerated myoma at uterine fundus but can be differentiated by positive pregnancy test, absence of intrauterine gestational sac and diagnostic laparoscopy when necessary. In this case, we present a case of cornual ectopic pregnancy diagnosed by serial serum beta subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin, vaginal ultrasound and diagnostic laparoscopy, which was managed by evacuation of the cornual ectopic by laparotomy, excision of the ...
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
We examined whether advanced MRI analysis techniques have the capacity to detect brain injury (particularly white matter injury) caused by chronic hypoxia-induced fetal growth restriction in newborn preterm lambs.MethodsSurgery was undertaken in twin bearing pregnant ewes at 88–90 days gestation (term = 150 days) to induce FGR in one fetus. At 127 days gestation (~32 weeks human brain development), FGR and control (appropriate for gestational age, AGA) lambs were delivered by caesarean section, intubated and ventilated. Conventional and advanced brain imaging was conducted within the first two hours of li...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 August 2019Source: Social Science &MedicineAuthor(s): Megan D. CogburnAbstractOver the last two decades, there has been a global push to improve maternal health by increasing numbers of facility births in low- and middle-income countries like Tanzania. While recent scholarship has interrogated the increasing hegemony of numbers and metrics in global health, few have ethnographically explored how this push for numbers and its accompanying technologies affect the lived experiences of parturients and those who care for them during pregnancy and childbirth in rural communities. Based o...
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 August 2019Source: The Journal of Molecular DiagnosticsAuthor(s): Claudia Herrera, Carine Truyens, Eric Dumonteil, Jackeline Alger, Sergio Sosa-Estani, Maria Luisa Cafferata, Luz Gibbons, Alvaro Ciganda, Maria Luisa Matute, Concepcion Zuniga, Yves Carlier, Pierre BuekensAbstractTrypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease, exhibits a high genetic variability and has been classified into six discrete typing units (DTUs) named TcI-TcVI. This genetic diversity is believed to be associated with clinical characteristics and outcomes, but evidences supporting such associations ha...
Source: The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
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