Safe to breastfeed while on bipolar meds? Jury's still out

(Northwestern University) Women taking lithium to treat their bipolar disorder frequently ask if breastfeeding while on the medication will harm their babies. Those fears are largely rooted in sparse studies that have not addressed critical factors, reports a new Northwestern Medicine systematic review.
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Condition:   Atrial Fibrillation Intervention:   Procedure: radiofrequency ablation Sponsor:   Henan Institute of Cardiovascular Epidemiology Not yet recruiting
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RESUMO Objetivo Avaliar o efeito do internato em sa úde mental nas atitudes dos alunos de medicina quanto ao portador de transtorno mental (PTM). Métodos Atitudes foram avaliadas por questionário antes e depois do internato, por meio dos fatores: “ aceita ção social de PTM ” (F1), “ n ão acreditar em causas sobrenaturais para doença mental ” (F2), “ pap éis sociais comuns para PTM ” (F3), “ acreditar em causas psicossociais para doen ça mental ” (F4), “ intimidade ” (F5). Diferen ças foram avali...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
We aimed to determine the optimal bipolar electrocoagulation power for laparoscopic surgery and to investigate which method, bipolar electrocoagulation, advanced bipolar, or ultrasonic technique was more relia...
Source: BMC Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS Our findings showed that about 20% of the youths had at least one mental disorder. However, this prevalence is underestimated since other relevant mental disorders were not assessed. Mental disorders were associated with higher suicide risk, especially the comorbidity between them.
Source: Revista de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
The risk of giving birth to a child with birth defects may be slightly higher in women with bipolar disorder who take lithium compared with those who do not take lithium, suggests ameta-analysis inAJP in Advance. However, these slight risks may be outweighed by the dangers to mother and child of relapse of illness episodes (either depressive or manic), the authors of the analysis caution.“Pregnancy should not be considered an absolute contraindication to lithium prescription, given the relatively small increase in risk for any malformation or cardiac malformations, and given that such events, fortunately, remain rare...
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CONCLUSION: The results of this study demonstrated no difference between the monopolar loop and PK Button in regard to overall complications; however, there was a higher rate of bladder perforation with monopolar TURBT. PK Button vaporization for bladder tumors represents a promising alternative to traditional monopolar TURBT without compromising short term (3 month) cancer recurrence rates. PMID: 31629439 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Can J Urol Source Type: research
Condition:   Bipolar Depression Interventions:   Drug: ILT101;   Drug: Placebos Sponsors:   Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris;   Iltoo Pharma Not yet recruiting
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BACKGROUND: Childhood maltreatment is a well-known risk factor for developing a more severe and complex form of bipolar disorders (BD). However, knowledge is scarce about the interactions between childhood maltreatment and underlying genetic vulnerability ...
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Energy sealing devices achieve hemostasis of the blood vessels through sequential coagulation and transection. Although use has been widely spread in multiple surgical fields, safety for sealing collaterals of autologous grafts during bypass surgery is unknown. We compare the efficacy of the main sealing devices used, Electrothermal Bipolar Tissue Sealing System (EB; LigaSure, Valleylab Inc, Boulder, Colo) and Harmonic scalpel (HS; Ethicon, Somerville, NJ), vs conventional vessel ligation of saphenous vein collaterals for revascularization surgery.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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