What's the chemistry behind the home pregnancy test? (video)

(American Chemical Society) There are many ways to find out if you're pregnant. One is to wait and see. For those of us who are a little less patient, there's the take-home chemistry kit known as a pregnancy test. But how do a little strip of paper and a few drops of urine tell you whether or not you've got a bun in the oven? Find out here: https://youtu.be/jc2_iBZ9r_k.
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Conclusions: The distribution of NICU beds between capital city and other cities of the State is adequate, considering Brazilian guidelines. However, there was a low adherence to the protocols for hypertensive and hemorrhagic emergencies, and a low coverage of humanization policies, pregnancy risk classification and ENC practices, especially breastfeeding in the first hour of life, and companion always during birth.RESUMO Objetivo: Descrever a estrutura e os processos de atendimento a gestante/rec ém-nascido, incluindo os componentes do Essential Newborn Care (ENC), das maternidades de Sergipe, Brasil. Método...
Source: Revista Paulista de Pediatria - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Conclusion Labor induction was successful inmost patients. In the cases in which the final outcome was a cesarean section, the most strongly associated factors were: previous history of cesarean delivery, presence of fetuses with IUGR, and either excessively short or excessively long periods of induction.Resumo Objetivo Avaliar os resultados da indu ção de trabalho de parto e determinar os principais fatores associados à realização de cesarianas intraparto em pacientes do Hospital Universitário da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (HU-UFSC), Florianópolis, SC, Brasil. M...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
SUMMARY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate endocervical and vaginal environment changes in women using a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS). METHODS: A quasi-experimental study included sixty women who had an LNG-IUS inserted in the Family Planning Clinic of UNICAMP between April and November of 2016. Women in reproductive age, non-pregnant, without the use of antibiotics and contraceptives seeking for LNG-IUS insertion were selected for this study. All women were evaluated with regard to vaginal and endocervical pH, vaginal and endocervical Gram-stained bacterioscopy, and Pap-smear before and two months after LNG-...
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The analysis of the temporal trend identifies a reduction in the proportion of live births among adolescent mothers in Brasil. However, there is a growing trend among some specific groups.RESUMO OBJETIVO: Analisar a tend ência temporal da gestação na adolescência e de fatores associados durante dez anos no Brasil. MÉTODO: Estudo ecológico de séries temporais realizado com base no banco de dados do Sistema de Informações sobre Nascidos Vivos (Sinasc). Fizeram parte do estudo informações referentes a nasci dos vivos filhos de mães a...
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Although the knowledge of the natural evolution of the disease is still scarce, the current evidence is strong enough to establish a causal relationship between ZIKV infection during pregnancy and the increased incidence of the microcephaly and serious eye alterations that lead to the severe lower vision of these children.RESUMO: INTRODU ÇÃO: O vírus Zika (ZIKV) é um arbovírus isolado pela primeira vez no ano de 1947, sendo transmitido para o homem pelo mosquito Aedes aegypti. No Brasil foi detectado pela primeira vez em maio de 2015. Desde então, ZIKV foi identificado ...
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractA systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to determine the efficacy of women-focused ART adherence interventions. Included studies (a) reported on a behavioral ART adherence intervention for cis-women living with HIV, (b) measured ART adherence as an outcome, and (c) employed a randomized controlled trial design. Thirteen studies were included in the meta-analysis. Overall, interventions significantly improved ART adherence compared to control conditions (random-effects d  = 0.82, 95% CI [0.18, 1.45], p = 0.01), however, this was largely driven by two studies that had effect si...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Thyroid hormone is essential for pregnancy and ensuring fetal development. Pregnancy also places substantial demands on the thyroid axis. Overt hypothyroidism is associated with substantial adverse obstetric and offspring outcomes and requires treatment. Borderline thyroid dysfunction is common in women and associated with adverse obstetric and offspring outcomes, although benefits of screening for and treating borderline thyroid function are unclear. Many women are established on thyroid hormone replacement before pregnancy and doses need increasing during pregnancy. Care is taken to prevent overreplacement. Universal thy...
Source: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
Congenital malformations and perinatal mortality rates remain severalfold higher in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes than in the background population, and still only a minority of women plan their pregnancy. Optimizing glycemic control is the accepted goal, but remains challenging, and must be constantly balanced against the risks of hypoglycemia. Recent advances including Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems, Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion, Closed Loop Devices and very Fast Acting Insulin Aspart analogs offer new possibilities to increase glucose time in target in selected, motivated patients, however their...
Source: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA
Source: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
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