Miscarriage risk higher with age and previous pregnancy problems

Risk higher after previous miscarriage and other pregnancy complications and might share underlying causes Related items fromOnMedica MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Target rates for caesareans may be too low Epilepsy does not affect chance of pregnancy, or outcomes Stillbirth risk is not increased by conceiving within a year Acupuncture with IVF does not increase women ’s chance of a baby
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Conclusions: Pregestational hypertension is associated with an increased risk of giving birth to a baby with CDH, but no association was observed in pregnancies developing preeclampsia and the occurrence of CDH.Fetal Diagn Ther
Source: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research
(MedPage Today) -- Interpregnancy interval, conception age also may play roles
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CONCLUSIONS: Our results show that a diagnosis of confirmed isolated mild ventriculomegaly was associated with an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders compared to the reference population, but the absolute risk was low and there were no cases of intellectual disability or cerebral palsy. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 30168217 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 August 2018Source: Epilepsy &BehaviorAuthor(s): Lilach Goldstein, Boris Shihman, Noam Amiel, Felix BenningerAbstractAntiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are commonly prescribed to women of childbearing age. As 0.3%–0.7% of all pregnancies occur in women with epilepsy (WWE), the effect of recurrent seizures and teratogenicity on pregnancy outcome and the fetus have been widely studied. Most of these studies have focused on live births. A significant number of terminated pregnancies in WWE were ignored in past studies, thus reducing the calculated incidence of congenital malformations an...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are commonly prescribed to women of childbearing age. As 0.3%-0.7% of all pregnancies occur in women with epilepsy (WWE), the effect of recurrent seizures and teratogenicity on pregnancy outcome and the fetus have been widely studied. Most of these studies have focused on live births. A significant number of terminated pregnancies in WWE were ignored in past studies, thus reducing the calculated incidence of congenital malformations and possible influence of AED exposure. We scrutinized the medical records at our medical center for termination of pregnancy (TOP) in WWE for the y...
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
Conclusions Available data are insufficient to draw conclusions regarding ESL use during pregnancy. Although no particular safety problem was identified, ESL exposure during pregnancy will continue to be monitored and evaluated.
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 007 When you think tropical medicine, malaria has to be near the top. It can be fairly complex and fortunately treatment has become a lot simpler. This post is designed to walk you through the basic principals with links to more in depth teaching if your niche is travel medicine, laboratory diagnostics or management of severe or cerebral malaria. If you stubbled on this post while drinking a cup of tea or sitting on the throne and want a fe...
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CONCLUSIONS: Pregnancies with epilepsy, even in cases with multidisciplinary care and no other risk factors, are still significantly associated with higher adverse outcomes. PMID: 29587185 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
Conclusions Pregnancies with epilepsy, even in cases with multidisciplinary care and no other risk factors, are still significantly associated with higher adverse outcomes.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Jeremy Hunt, the U.K.’s health &social care secretary, this week ordered a National Health System safety audit of the use of plastic mesh implants to treat vaginal prolapse and female urinary incontinence. Hunt said the review of vaginal mesh and two other products – the Primodos hormone-based pregnancy test and the anti-epilepsy drugsodium valproate – were prompted by “serious concerns … raised by patients and their families.” Some of those complaints about vaginal mesh included calls for the products to be banned in the U.K. The health secretary said he asked NHS chief medical off...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Patient Safety Source Type: news
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