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Government at risk of missing target to reduce rates of smoking in pregnancy to 6% by 2022 Related items fromOnMedica Maternity care better in some respects – but still many problems Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Deprived women 60% less likely to have any antenatal care Some hospitals tell women requesting caesareans to go elsewhere Youngest and oldest mothers ’ babies have highest risk of problems
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Publication date: Available online 16 July 2019Source: Reproductive ToxicologyAuthor(s): Barbara A. Cohn, Michele A. La Merrill, Nickilou Y. Krigbaum, Miaomiao Wang, June-Soo Park, Myrto Petreas, Gregory Yeh, Russell C. Hovey, Lauren Zimmermann, Piera M. CirilloAbstractWe tested the hypothesis that maternal perinatal serum levels of poly and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) predict risk for breast cancer in daughters in a 54-year follow-up of 9300 daughters born 1959–1967 in the Child Health and Development Studies pregnancy cohort. Total cholesterol and PFASs were measured in archived maternal perinatal serum for 1...
Source: Reproductive Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate metaphase II (MII) oocyte competence in terms of fertilization, embryo development and cycle outcomes, according to the oocyte maturity ratio.DesignCouples treated by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) between 1993 and 2017 with female partners ≤35 years old were included. Cycles were divided into four groups according to proportion of MII oocytes at the time of retrieval: optimal (76–100%), adequate (51–75%), partial (26–50%) and minimal (1–25%).ResultsA total of 7672 ICSI cycles (optimal: 4838; adequate: 2252; partial: 518; minimal oocyte maturity: 64) were inc...
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Emma Ginn, the director of Medical Justice, warns that women in immigration detention receive inadequate healthcareYou report how a pregnant rape survivor experiencing a miscarriage and barely able to stand was unlawfully held in immigration detention which amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment (Home Office pays £50,000 to trafficked woman detained during miscarriage, 20 August).This case show precisely why the Home Office must heed our advice and that of the medical profession, and actually ban the detention of pregnant women.Continue reading...
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ConclusionsNonmedical use of prescription opioids is associated with many health risk behaviors. Opportunities to reduce nonmedical use of prescription opioids include screening pediatric patients for opioid use disorder, improved prescribing practices, and, from a primary prevention perspective, integrated evidence-based health education programs in schools.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Condition:   Pregnancy Intervention:   Other: Video education Sponsor:   United States Naval Medical Center, San Diego Recruiting
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Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: Pathology - Research and PracticeAuthor(s): Hui Wang, Rani KanthanAbstractAmoebiasis, caused by the intestinal protozoan Entamoeba histolytica, though a relatively common parasitic disease in the tropical and subtropical regions, is uncommon in the developed countries. In these countries, as amoebic colitis shares similar clinical symptoms and endoscopic features with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), these cases can be easily unrecognized and misdiagnosed.In this case report, we discuss the case of an adult patient with invasive intestinal amoebiasis, who was initia...
Source: Pathology Research and Practice - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Pregnancy screening is key in preventing inadvertent exposure to gadolinium among women who undergo contrast-enhanced imaging procedures, a study found.Medscape Medical News
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Pregnant women are four times more likely to undergo an MRI scan with a gadolinium-based...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: More pregnant women are undergoing imaging Study shines more light on GBCA-related adverse reactions In utero MRI on par with ultrasound for fetal brain evaluation Gadolinium in fetuses almost entirely cleared via placenta MRI scans during 1st trimester of pregnancy are safe
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ConclusionWe assume that these eleven increased placenta derived factors are responsible for LSEC damage which eventually leads to liver failure. This concept shows a possible design of the complicated pathophysiology in HELLP syndrome. However further research is required.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur data suggest that laparoscopic surgery could affect ovarian reserve in case of initial low AMH levels and type I of endometriomas. We believe that the good surgical technique helps to increase pregnancy rate in infertility patients with endometriomas. Good prognosis group are the infertility patients with normal AMH level and type II endometriomas.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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