Personal Health: The Risks to Babies of Older Fathers
Most women know that reproductive risks to themselves and their babies rise as they get older, but few men realize that their advancing years may also confer a risk.
This article presents recommendations of the Polish Psychiatric Association regarding approach to pregnancy loss and unsuccessful in vitro treatment of infertility. From the psychological perspective pregnancy loss and perinatal death are amongst the most stressful events in human life - carrying increased risk of developing affective, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorders. Psychologists, physicians and the rest of the medical staff should provide integrated and individualized care which should be based on respect, empathy and expertise. The necessary phases of support for women experiencing pregnancy loss are: (1) ph...
Authors: Rybakowski J, Cubała WJ, Gałecki P, Rymaszewska J, Samochowiec J, Szulc A, Dudek D Abstract In the article, the recommendations of the Polish Psychiatric Association regarding pharmacological treatment of women with bipolar disorder during pregnancy and postpartum period were presented. The issue pertains to every twentieth woman wanting to get pregnant. Before planned pregnancy, it is advisable to obtain a several-month stabilization of psychiatric state, to establish treatment with one mood-stabilizing drug (except for valproate and carbamazepine) or gradual discontinuation of drugs in case of mild cou...
Authors: Samochowiec J, Rybakowski J, Galecki P, Szulc A, Rymaszewska J, Cubiała WJ, Dudek D Abstract Treatment of depressive disorders in women of childbearing age requires special attention due to the possibility of planned or unplanned pregnancy and the specificity of mood disorders associated with the perinatal period. A doctor who treats depression in a woman of childbearing age should openly discuss with the patient her sexuality and the possibility of becoming pregnant. A psychiatrist may encounter various problems, such as: a therapeutic decision regarding a woman suffering from recurrent depression who re...
CONCLUSIONS: AEDs may produce adverse outcomes in pregnancy and MCM in children of pregnant women with BD or SAD, showing higher risks at higher doses. LTG could be considered in this type of patients, given the low rate of adverse events. VPA and CBZ use should be avoided during pregnancy. PMID: 31317955 [PubMed - in process]
Journal Name: Journal of Perinatal Medicine Issue: Ahead of print
Timmermans and colleagues1 report on a small series of 43 patients with secondary hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) related mainly to hypertensive emergency, pregnancy, and kidney transplantation. The incidence of complement gene variants was highly variable between HUS subtypes. The authors raise the issue that in our larger cohort of secondary HUS we did not include patients with hypertensive emergency, pregnancy, and kidney t ransplantation. These types of HUS were excluded from our analysis for several reasons.
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: Social Science &MedicineAuthor(s): Laura Scholaske, Annette Brose, Jacob Spallek, Sonja EntringerAbstractBackgroundHealth disparities, including adverse birth outcomes, exist between Turkish immigrants and the autochthonous population in Germany. The state of research on the risk of preterm birth (PTB, defined as
Conditions: Postpartum Hemorrhage; Twin Intervention: Drug: Oxytocin Sponsor: Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital Recruiting
Condition: Pregnancy Related Interventions: Other: Same-day-start; Other: Delay-for-diagnosis Sponsor: Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts Not yet recruiting
Condition: Gestational Weight Gain Intervention: Behavioral: Daily weighing Sponsor: Duke University Not yet recruiting