Night shifts, long hours linked to miscarriages and preterm births

(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who work nights or long hours may be more likely to have a miscarriage or preterm delivery than mothers with day jobs, a research review suggests.
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AbstractPurposeTo evaluate the clinical outcomes after fresh transfer of blastocysts cultured from vitrified –thawed cleavage embryos (VTCE) compared with conventional frozen–thawed blastocysts transfer (FBT), or with the usual fresh blastocysts transfer (FRBT).MethodsA total of 155 cycles undergoing fresh transfer of VTCE blastocysts, 4904 cycles undergoing FBT, and 1014 cycles undergoing FRBT were retrospectively analyzed from August 2014 to July 2017. Pregnancy, delivery, and neonatal outcomes were compared after propensity score matching.ResultsVTCE blastocysts ’ transfer resulted in a lower risk of e...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionThe allele frequencies for the assessed genotypes in this study are consistent with the data obtained for other countries. We observed significant susceptible effects of MTHFR C677T, and A1298C among participants. According to the relatively high prevalence of these variants, we recommend genetic testing for women with RPL before therapeutic decisions.
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusion: The results suggest early routine screening for anxiety and depressive symptoms amongst the Chinese pregnant women with a history of recurrent miscarriage. Health-care professionals should give more effort to enhance these women's social support to decrease their anxiety and depressive symptoms. PMID: 31411054 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research
ConclusionSCEM followed by SC appears to be an effective treatment option for CSP. The method seems to be safe in short-term follow-up. However, complications were observed in long-term follow-up. Therefore, patients should be informed about the risk of complications interfering with future fertility, such as intrauterine adhesions and/or amenorrhea.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 August 2019Source: Meta GeneAuthor(s): Yousef Daneshmandpour, Fariba Pashazadeh, Fereshteh Ansari, Hossein Hosseinifard, Mohammad Nouri, Mehdi Yousefi, Ebrahim SakhiniaAbstract:Assisted Reproduction Techniques (ARTs) are commonly used worldwide, and sperm quality has great effect on its successfulness. Different sperm separation techniques have been developed to increase the quality of used sperms in ART. The aim is to determine the effect of sperm separation techniques including Magnetic Activated Cell Sorting (MACS), Density Gradient Centrifugation (DGC) and Swim up (SU) on pregnancy...
Source: Meta Gene - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
This study is aimed at understanding CD36 expression, platelet alloantibody distribution in different populations in Northern China, and effects of platelet alloantibodies on pregnancy.Study design and methodsWhole blood samples of 612 subjects including hematological patients, pregnant women, and blood donors were collected at a single center, then CD36 expressions were determined, followed by platelet antibody screening and characterization of platelet antibody specificity. A retrospective analysis was performed in 1552 pregnant women admitted to Department of Obstetrics, in order to investigate FNAIT occurrence.ResultsR...
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsGreater likelihood of hospitalization in the ART, MAR, and unassisted subfertile groups is largely explained by admissions for conditions associated with subfertility.
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the performance of the routine 11-13 weeks scan in detecting fetal non-chromosomal abnormalities. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of prospectively collected data from 100,997 singleton pregnancies attending for a routine ultrasound examination for fetal anatomy, according to a standardized protocol, at 11-13 weeks' gestation. All continuing pregnancies had an additional scan at 18-24 weeks and 71,754 had a scan at either 30-34 or 35-37 weeks. The final diagnosis of fetal abnormalities was based on the results of postnatal examination in the case of livebirths and on the ...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
This study raises the possibility of a role for surgery for patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis who continue to feel poorly despite optimal treatment with thyroid hormone. However, the study, while well done, is a relatively small one. We need longer-term follow up and confirmation with additional studies done on diverse populations. It’s also important to consider that thyroid surgery in patients with advanced Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is difficult. Rates of complications, including injury to the laryngeal nerve (which controls voice) and the parathyroid glands (which maintain normal blood calcium levels...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Thyroid Disorders Source Type: blogs
Endometriosis was associated with increased risk for spontaneous abortion, ectopic pregnancy, and preeclampsia, a study found.Medscape Medical News
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