Home pregnancy tests in the hands of the intended user.

The objectives of this study were to investigate the usability and performance of seven visual home pregnancy tests, available in Europe. Part one of the study was home-based and involved volunteers testing a selection of four home pregnancy tests. The tests used and order of use were randomized. Part two, performed at a study site, involved volunteers reading and interpreting the results of the same selection of home pregnancy tests used in part one, but using urine standards representing early pregnancy (25 mIU/mL human chorionic gonadotropin) or a 'not pregnant' (0 mIU/mL human chorionic gonadotropin) sample. The volunteers completed a questionnaire after each test in both parts. Three of the seven tests met their accuracy/reliability claims: tests A (99.8%), B (100%), and F (97.6%) (not statistically different from the claimed 99% accuracy). The remaining four tests had accuracies/reliabilities of
Source: Journal of Immunoassay and Immunochemistry - Category: Biochemistry Tags: J Immunoassay Immunochem Source Type: research

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RARITAN, NJ, March 28, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson today announced the VOYAGER PAD study met its primary efficacy and principal safety endpoints, demonstrating the XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily) plus aspirin (100 mg once daily) was superior to aspirin alone in reducing the risk of major adverse limb and cardiovascular (CV) events by 15 percent in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) after lower-extremity revascularization, with similar rates of TIMI[1] major bleeding. VOYAGER PAD is the only study to show a significant benefit...
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Purpose of review As active rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease during pregnancy increases the risk for pregnancy loss, preterm birth, and maternal illness, ongoing management with pregnancy-compatible medications can improve these outcomes. Selecting and taking these medications can be challenging for rheumatologists and patients due to limited knowledge about potential risks and benefits. Recent findings Fortunately, the American College of Rheumatology, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, British Rheumatology Society, and the European League Against Rheumatism have each published recommendations to gui...
Source: Current Opinion in Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: CLINICAL THERAPEUTICS AND HEMATOLOGIC COMPLICATIONS: Edited by W. Joseph McCune Source Type: research
Conclusion: HIFU showed a safe and effective profile as a therapeutic management option for patients with adenomyosis. In comparison with LE, HIFU treatment achieved better postoperative reproductive outcomes. HIFU treatment should be encouraged and implemented in clinical practice. PMID: 32208771 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Int J Hyperthermia Source Type: research
I recognize I'm probably reaching out to a very small number of people - those surgical (or other) residents who happen to be pregnant during this pandemic. Just curious what people's experiences have been. I'm full term but working normally without any extra precautions except those put in place by the hospital for all residents. Our hospital happens to have a fairly high burden of COVID-19 infected patients both admitted and showing up symptomatic to the ED for r/o. I have mixed... Pregnant residents amid the apocalypse
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties Source Type: forums
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Source: Postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 March 2020Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical GastroenterologyAuthor(s): Sherman Picardo, Cynthia H. Seow
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Authors: Patwardhan RS, Singh B, Pal D, Checker R, Bandekar M, Sharma D, Sandur SK Abstract The choice between immunity or tolerance is a consequence of T-cell fate determined by T cell receptor affinity to cognate MHC-peptide complex, costimulatory molecules and cytokines from antigen presenting cells. While activated, effector and memory T cells provide immunity against antigens, regulatory T cells play a pivotal non-redundant role in immune tolerance and tissue repair. T-cell differentiation and functions are also well known to be governed by the redox status. Physiological redox status is determined by oxygen c...
Source: Free Radical Research - Category: Research Tags: Free Radic Res Source Type: research
Review and meta - analysis ID 30 factors that raise risk for child psychosis, five factors that protect
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news
Abstract Preeclampsia is a dangerous hypertensive disorder of pregnancy with known links to negative child health outcomes. Here, we review epidemiological and basic neuroscience work from the past several decades linking prenatal preeclampsia to altered neurodevelopment. This work demonstrates increased rates of neuropsychiatric disorders [e.g., increased autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)] in children of preeclamptic pregnancies, as well as increased rates of cognitive impairments [e.g., decreased intelligence quotient (IQ), academic performance] and neurological disease (e...
Source: Trends in Neurosciences - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Trends Neurosci Source Type: research
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Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pregnancy and Childbirth Medicine and Health Families and Family Life Source Type: news
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