Randomized trial to prevent congenital cytomegalovirus
Primary CMV infection during pregnancy carries a high risk of transmission to the fetus with the potential for severe sequelae including fetal death, premature birth, hearing loss and developmental delay. There is no universally accepted method of preventing congenital CMV. Our objective was to evaluate whether CMV hyperimmune globulin (HIG) administered to women with primary CMV during pregnancy reduces congenital infection.
Chances are you know someone who was born prematurely. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of preterm births is going up. Last year, one in 10 American babies was born before 37 weeks gestation. Author Sarah DiGregorio ("Early: An Intimate History of Premature Birth and What It Teaches Us About Being Human") talks about one of the biggest public health threats facing this country.
One in 10 births in this country is premature, one of the highest rates in the industrialized world; author Sarah DiGregorio says we must do better
Conclusion: The Arabic version of the PAI is a culturally appropriate tool to measure MFA amongst Arabic-speaking women. PMID: 31948333 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: A positive medical history, especially of mothers and cEo, seem to be predictive in screening for the onset of allergic diseases. PMID: 31951684 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: There is an increased risk of adverse infant outcomes in women who experience imprisonment compared with the general population, whether they are in prison during pregnancy or not. PMID: 31948864 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: February 2020Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 75, Issue 2Author(s): Mohamed Mohamed, Robert Long, Olha Krichevskiy, Mary J. Hughes
ConclusionDiverse women had high acceptance of contraception counseling in the ED. Perspectives expressing both support and concern in regard to ED contraception counseling were explored in detail.
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: Small Ruminant ResearchAuthor(s): C.O. Lemley, K.J. Bowers, K.C. Yankey, M.L. Tu, C.G. Hart, C.S. Steadman, K.J. McCarty, M.P.T. OwenAbstractIncreasing ovine placentome blood perfusion improves placental efficiency while increasing the likelihood of healthier birth weights and lower mortality rates in offspring. Invasive surgical techniques have been used to examine uteroplacental blood flow; however, non-invasive Doppler ultrasonography has recently been observed as a reliable alternative method. Even so, smaller tissues, such as placentomes, do not permit reliable...
ConclusionToRCH infection was a significant risk factor of severe damage to the fetus, especially congenital malformations. ToRCH screening for pregnant women can reduce the incidence of adverse pregnancy and prevent birth defects in china.
CONCLUSION: In the absence of an active vaccine against HCMV, counseling about hygienic measures may currently be the single most effective way to prevent congenital HCMV infection. Moreover, HCMV serologic testing is recommended in the guideline of the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizinischen Fachgesellschaften, AWMF). Further randomized trials of treatment with HIG and with valaciclovir are urgently needed so that the options for the prevention and treatment of congenital HCMV infection can be assessed. PMID: 28241924 [PubMed - in process]