More than 1000 neonatal admissions are avoidable, NICE claims

Regularly monitoring women who are pregnant with twins or triplets, to spot any possible complications, can lead to better outcomes for mothers and their babies, avoiding up to 1000 admissions a year to neonatal units.
Source: NHS Networks - Category: UK Health Source Type: news

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Authors: Cardona-Benavides I, Puertas-Prieto A, Pinilla-Martín FJ, Navarro-Marí JM, Gutiérrez-Fernández J Abstract Alloscardovia omnicolens is a recently-reported microorganism with unknown pathogenic implications. It has been isolated in various clinical localizations but not in the endocervix. We isolated A. omnicolens in an endocervical sample from a 31-yr-old patient with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) in week 33+3 of pregnancy. The main risk of PPROM is prematurity and the possibility of developing infectious chorioamnionitis, which can be lethal for the mother and n...
Source: New Microbiologica - Category: Microbiology Tags: New Microbiol Source Type: research
Authors: Zhang X, Tang X, Ding Y, Hua K Abstract The purpose of this study was to explore the long-term follow-up of treatment of congenital partial vaginal agenesis using the Wharton-Sheares-George technique. The technique was performed on 52 patients with congenital partial vaginal atresia from January 2009 to December 2017. As a result, the mean operating time of the Wharton-Sheares-George technique procedure was 25.6 ± 2.2 min. The mean estimated blood loss was 16.7 ± 4.7 mL. The average length of stay in hospital for the patients was 2.3 ±&t...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Authors: Christoforaki V, Zafeiriou Z, Daskalakis G, Katasos T, Siristatidis C Abstract In early pregnancy, miscarriage is the most common complication. The early identification of women at high risk for miscarriage could improve pregnancy outcomes. We investigated whether the first trimester neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) could be used as a prognostic marker for miscarriage, in pregnancies after spontaneous conception. We retrospectively identified 129 pregnant women who had a first trimester full blood count available and known pregnancy outcome. First trimester NLR was calculated for each woman and mean NL...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Authors: Bassaw B, Singh D, Chinnia J, Karan A, Ramsarran J PMID: 31607195 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Authors: Jalambadani Z, Borji A, Bakaeian M Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of mindfulness-based art therapy (MBAT) in decreasing stress and improving on pregnant women's life style in Neyshabur, Iran 2018. The participants of the present quasi-experimental study were 84 pregnant women. The findings showed that the MBAT group demonstrated a significant decrease in symptoms of distress and significant improvements in key aspects of the health-related style of life as measured by Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile-II questionnaire. Moreover, it was found that the MBAT intervention had a...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - Women with severe obesity who have gastric bypass surgery to lose weight before becoming pregnant may be less likely to have babies with birth defects than similar women who don't have weight-loss surgery, a new study suggests.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 14 October 2019Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Flávia Natividade da Silva, Henver Simionato Brunetta, Maciel Alencar Bruxel, Felipe Azevedo Gomes, Alex RafachoAbstractAimsTo explore the impact of GC administration periconceptionally on the glucose metabolism of adult offspring (male and female) and whether this periconception exposure might influence the metabolic outcomes when the offspring are also treated with dexamethasone in adult life.Materials and methodsRats received a daily injection of dexamethasone (1 mg/kg, body mass) or saline solution (1 mL/kg body mass) for 7 con...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The networks model allows access to obstetric services but does not guarantee care. For this it is necessary to improve both: the infrastructure of the obstetric service providers, and the care processes. It is necessary to broaden the vision of the IHN management model considering the perspective of human rights and equity in health. PMID: 31607413 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research
ConclusionsSerum oestradiol concentration monitoring just prior to progesterone administration does not appear to be predictive for live birth rates in good prognosis patients undergoing single, autologous vitrified–warmed blastocyst transfer after artificial endometrial preparation. Therefore, the current practice of monitoring serum oestradiol concentration is not supported by this study.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Doctors advise women to stop using marijuana if they are trying to get pregnant, as it may harm a developing baby. Boston University research suggests men's use may affect pregnancy too.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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