Most pregnancy-related deaths are preventable, CDC says

More women in the U.S. are dying from pregnancy-related ​ causes, and many deaths could be prevented, according to new data
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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
This study aimed at determining if first trimester serum biomarkers could predict adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with villitis (VUE) and chronic intervillositis of unknown etiology (CIUE).Study designBetween January 2013 and June 2018, we selected from pathology department files placentas with VUE or CIUE associated with VUE and control placentas with available first trimester Down syndrome screening results. First trimester PAPP-A and βhCG levels were recorded. Placental growth factor (PlGF) levels were measured in patients with an available first trimester serum sample. Histological findings in placentas, cou...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Transgender individuals and women who've terminated pregnancy would lose explicit protections under ‘sex discrimination’ umbrella.
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: In the News Source Type: research
Comment on "Pregnancy Screening before Diagnostic Radiography in Emergency Department; an Educational Review". Arch Acad Emerg Med. 2019;7(1):e23 Authors: Bijwaard H, Wit F PMID: 31432033 [PubMed]
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There is no strong evidence that first-line therapy with intravenous iron is superior to oral administration for treating IDA in pregnant women. The few identified differences in outcomes were small in magnitude and from studies at high risk of bias. REGISTRATION: International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (PROSPERO), CRD42019120652. PMID: 31441077 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
In an ideal world, all IVF clinics would be equally good. They would have high quality control standards; they would be open and transparent; and would share information proactively and routinely with all their patients .This way, whether or not patients got pregnant, they would have peace of mind that they received good quality treatment.Tragically, this just does not happen in India today , and sadly the government hasn't done a good job with regulating IVF clinics, which means the quality can be extremely patchy. This means that while we do have some world class clinics, we have some terrible ones as well, which take th...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
ConclusionHysteroscopic removal of RPOC seems to have no detrimental effect on reproductive outcome and no significant effect on pregnancy rate.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionOverall, the number of complaints was significantly reduced. Only in the case of persisting adenomyosis patients suffered from ongoing postoperative complaints, as in reproductive aged women keeping the uterus was highly required. Although this pilot study about systematic posterior peritonectomy showed improved recurrence rate and fertility rate, the main question remains: does this surgical technique appropriate better results and outcomes in the future. This question has to be addressed in a prospective randomized study.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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