Miracle twin girls defy 5% survival odds after doctors perform life-saving surgery in the womb

Keziah Harvey, 30, of Staffordshire, had surgery while she was 16 weeks pregnant to save her girls. Matilda and Felicity, now eight months, had twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
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We describe a unique case of conception and pregnancy, with successful maternal and foetal outcomes, in a patient with metastatic melanoma who had received combination anti-CTLA-4 and anti-PD1 therapy. A 32-year-old G0P0 lady, with a 10-year history of infertility of unclear cause, was found to be 7 weeks pregnant after 14 months of nivolumab maintenance therapy, having previously received combination ipilimumab and nivolumab. Nivolumab was ceased upon discovery of pregnancy in the first trimester. The patient had an uneventful pregnancy, followed by spontaneously premature labour, and delivered by caesarean section at 33 ...
Source: Melanoma Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Source Type: research
The objectives of this study were to assess whether utilisation is related to national wealth, presented as gross domestic product (GDP) and whether the GDP has any effect on success in IVF treatment, mainly delivery and clinical pregnancy rates. Our results demonstrated significant positive correlation between utilisation and GDP (CC =0.563, P = 0.00000194) and both utilisation and GDP have strong negative correlation to successful outcome of the treatment-clinical pregnancy rate (CC: -0.460, P = 0.00015; CC: -0.399, P = 0.0012; respectively) and delivery rates (cc=-0.396, p= 0.00...
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
Authors: Algeri P, Ornaghi S, Rota SM, Intelisano G, Vergani P PMID: 31010376 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Authors: Köşüş N, Köşüş A Abstract The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of a new formula for the calculation of an estimated fetal weight (EFW) and to evaluate value of fetal visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and abdominal subcutaneous fat (SF) thickness on the prediction of birth weight. In this prospective study, fetal biometry, EFW, fetal VAT and SF thickness were measured in low-risk 37-41 gestational weeks pregnant women by ultrasonography. The linear regression analysis was performed to investigate the relationship between birth weight and obstetric measurements. It was found t...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Authors: Palmer J, Sizer AR PMID: 31010337 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Authors: Kokanalı D, Kuntay Kokanalı M, Ayhan S, Cengaver N, Özakşit G, Engin-Üstün Y Abstract In this retrospective study, we aimed to investigate the contraceptive choices before and after voluntary termination of pregnancy among adolescents. Seventy pregnant adolescents aged 17-19 and undergone voluntary pregnancy termination were included. Counseling about contraceptives was given before the procedure. Contraceptive choices before and after termination of pregnancy were evaluated. Before pregnancy termination, all of the adolescents reported the use of a contraceptive method. The most commonly...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Conclusions and recommendations:The risk of HIV infection among infants born from HIV-positive mothers was high. Predictors for mother-to-child transmission of HIV were episiotomy, home delivery, mixed feeding and absence of antiretroviral prophylaxis at birth. [Ethiop.J. Health Dev. 2019; 33(1):53-58]Keywords:Mother-to-child transmission, HIV-exposed, infants, Ethiopia
Source: Ethiopian Journal of Health Development - Category: African Health Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2019Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 52Author(s): Peter Händel, Johan WahlströmAbstractDigital contraceptives and fertility awareness products are currently offered as convenient smartphone applications. The first legitimate contraceptive smartphone app was recently introduced on the European market, with the digital processing based on measurements of the female user's basal body temperature (BBT). According to recent pilot market data, at some Swedish hospitals, up to 5–10% of women seeking abortion had become involuntarily pregnant while using the product. T...
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
ConclusionsA vast majority of Dutch women attempting pregnancy and Dutch pregnant women use the Internet to search for information and to make decisions about their pregnancy, however they were not satisfied with the information available online. A reliable, informative, interactive and up-to-date website is deemed necessary.
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2019Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 26, Issue 2Author(s): Snigdha Reddy, Belinda JimPregnancy-induced hypertension is a major cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. The overall strategies of defining and managing these conditions are aimed at preventing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular complications in the mother without jeopardizing fetal well-being. Our understanding of the origin of these disorders is evolving. Women with chronic hypertension should undergo a prepregnancy evaluation and close monitoring during and after pregnancy to ensure medication safety and ...
Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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