Pregnancy hormone may relieve joint pain

Relaxin, which loosens pregnant women's joints, injected into painful and stiff joints may provide pain relief and restore movement, according to an animal study published inPNAS.Science Daily
Source: Society for Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

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In this study, abnormal amniotic fluid index (AFI) (1.1%), low birth weight (
Source: The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
We hear a lot about the three trimesters of pregnancy. But many women (and even some medical professionals) know little about a newly described and critical time period in women’s lives that desperately needs our attention: the fourth trimester. As a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist, I know that the medical care of women before, during, and immediately after pregnancy has long focused on the goal of achieving a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. But too often, the fourth trimester — that time between birth and 12 weeks postpartum — is swept aside. For example, we encourage all women to start taking...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Parenting Pregnancy Women's Health Source Type: blogs
When leukemia took over young Elham’s health in 2014, her parents were devastated. At just 12 years-old, she would experience pain that no child her age should know. Lost and unsure of how to help their daughter, they didn’t realize that after many unsuccessful tries, their miracle would be what was growing inside of Elham’s mom’s belly. After undergoing three unsuccessful rounds of aggressive chemotherapy, Elham’s doctors suggested a second option for treatment: a bone marrow transplant, recommended for its hematopoietic stem cells which are known for their ability to replace diseased blood c...
Source: Cord Blood News - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Cord Blood stem cells Source Type: blogs
This article aims to review the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment approaches to adequately manage sacroiliac joint pain in pregnant women.
Source: A&A Case Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
Low back pain (LBP) and pelvic girdle pain (PGP) are commonly reported during pregnancy and are known to affect pregnant women ’s well-being. Still, these conditions are often considered to be a normal part of ...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Conclusion: There is a considerably low level of awareness in mothers of SB patients despite prevalence of this anomaly in the Eastern province. This necessitates an effort from health care providers to educate the community about this birth defect entity. Furthermore, genetic counseling should be encouraged especially in those who have a positive familial history for better understanding. Also, larger sample size with randomized controlled trials and larger epidemiological studies should be implemented. PMID: 31287135 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Given the myometrial defects and placenta increta observed in a pregnancy after uterine artery embolization without documented fibroids or uterine surgery, consideration should be given to antenatal myometrial thickness surveillance. PMID: 31285167 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
Line forming for clinic at 8 amIn the midst of a bustling remote mobile medical clinic on the western edge of Panama, Sam, our Floating Doctors clinic manager, approached me with his characteristic wide smile and easy manner. “We have a big family for you to see, with lots of kids!” he informed me in his soothing Kenyan accent. A queue of patients lined up outside well before our 8 am start time, and the clinic was now buzzing with midday activity in the warm, tropical air. The sounds of Spanish and a variety of Engl ish accents peppered the room. Outside the clinic, an open field served as home to a near-conti...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Volunteer Opportunities Source Type: news
Discussion: Target-controlled infusion of remifentanil is an effective drug to reduce pain during CVC insertion in association with lidocaine-based local anesthesia, in conscious patients.
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
BACKGROUND Intrathecal morphine (ITM) is a widely used technique for postcaesarean section analgesia but entails a high risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is an alternative. OBJECTIVE We tested the hypothesis that a TAP block including clonidine reduces the incidence of PONV after caesarean section when compared with ITM. DESIGN A randomised, controlled, double-blinded study. SETTING Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland, from October 2013 to February 2017. PATIENTS A total of 182 patients undergoing elective caesarean section were studied. Reasons...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Postoperative nausea and vomiting Source Type: research
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