Influence of periodontitis on pregnancy and childbirth

This article first gives an overview of the topic and further discusses the necessary interdisciplinary gynecological and dental therapy. In the daily practice, dentists will be able to make a small but not insignificant contribution to improving the situation of affected women and their children. PMID: 31271020 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research

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In this study, we evaluated a novel multiplex real-time PCR melting curve assay method for the simultaneous detection of 9 STD pathogens, including Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma genitalium, Trichomonas vaginalis, Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Ureaplasma parvum, and herpes simplex virus.Methods: The analytical performance of the method, including its limit of detection (LOD), specificity, repeatability, and effect on different DNA extraction kits were evaluated. Additionally, we obtained 1,328 clinical specimens from 3 hospitals to detect the 9 STD pathogens using multiplex real-time...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 November 2019Source: Wilderness &Environmental MedicineAuthor(s): Jessica Yano, Matthew Zerden, Benjamin GermanSnake envenomation during pregnancy is an uncommon emergency with several potential complications associated with the poisoning and its treatment. This case discusses a 27-y-old gravida 3, para 1102 (3 total pregnancies, 1 term birth, 1 premature birth, 0 abortions, 2 living births, twins) at 36 wk gestation who was bitten by a presumed Agkistrodon contortrix (copperhead snake). She had worsening pain and swelling in the right lower limb. Crotalidae polyvalent immune Fab wa...
Source: Wilderness and Environmental Medicine - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
ConclusionSurgical indications for pituitary tumors are rare during pregnancy; therefore, surgery should be avoided when possible. Further, the second trimester should be considered as the optimal surgical period. Severe visual disturbance and uncontrolled CD are the main surgical indications during pregnancy.
Source: Pituitary - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIdentifying the pregnant women with high risk of spontaneous premature or therapeutic preterm delivery in our proposed model can help them to: (1) reduce the probability of premature birth with monitoring and management of the main risk factors and/or (2) educate them to care from the premature newborn. Management and monitoring top features discriminating term, provider-initiated preterm and spontaneous premature birth or their associated factors can reduce preterm labor or its negative outcomes.
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Theories from various perspectives can increase nurses' understanding of maternal behaviors throughout the developmental process of pregnancy and postpartum. The purpose of this article is to present relevant theories that maternity nurses will likely find useful, and to demonstrate their applicability through an unfolding exemplar case. Nurses can provide improved and more sensitive care when guided by psychosocial theories such as Rubin's tasks of pregnancy, prenatal attachment, pregnancy as a liminal phase, and the grief work in postpartum as proposed by Mercer. Use of relevant theories can promote holistic nursing care...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewAlthough antiretroviral therapy (ART) has dramatically reduced mother to child transmission of HIV, data continue to mount that infants exposed to HIV in utero but are not infected (HEU) have serious negative health consequences compared to unexposed infants. This review evaluates recent literature on contemporary issues related to complications seen in pregnant women with HIV and their offspring.Recent FindingsCurrent studies show that HEU infants are at a high risk of adverse outcomes, including premature birth, poor growth, neurodevelopmental impairment, immune dysfunction, infectious morbidity,...
Source: Current HIV/AIDS Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
[UNFPA] Kakata -Out of nine pregnancies, Anna Bondo had suffered seven stillbirths, each one a crushing heartbreak. Every loss came as a result of premature labour, the 43-year-old told UNFPA. Last month, pregnant for the tenth time, Ms. Bondo once again went into an early labour. She immediately feared the worst.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
KAKATA, Liberia –Out of nine pregnancies, Anna Bondo had suffered seven stillbirths, each one a crushing heartbreak. Every loss came as a result of premature labour, the 43-year-old told UNFPA. Last month, pregnant for the tenth time, Ms. Bondo once again went into an early labour. She immediately feared the worst.  “I was downhearted,” she said. “I thought I was going to lose my baby again.”
Source: UNFPA News - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
ConclusionThe overall estimated incidence of AF and recurrent AF during pregnancy is as high as 2.2% and 39.2%, respectively. AF during pregnancy may result in poor maternal and fetal outcomes.
Source: Advances in Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The overall estimated incidence of AF and recurrent AF during pregnancy is as high as 2.2% and 39.2%, respectively. AF during pregnancy may result in poor maternal and fetal outcomes. PMID: 31521944 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Advances in Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Adv Med Sci Source Type: research
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