Can air pollution negatively affect the growth of an unborn child?

(Natural News) Exposure to polluted air is harmful to everyone, especially for babies who are still in the womb of their mothers. A review published in the journal Environmental Research revealed that exposure to nitrogen dioxide can affect the growth of an unborn baby during the last few weeks of pregnancy. Pregnant women exposed to...
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CONCLUSION: Infections caused by L. monocytogenes were uncommon but could cause severe sepsis and mortality, especially in susceptible populations. Our study focused on neurological involvement and severe invasive forms of listeriosis. Neuroinvasive forms were the most important risk factors for severe illness but not for mortality. PMID: 31791803 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research
Authors: Størup G, Sørensen AN, Dalsgaard A, Grønkjær M Abstract INTRODUCTION: For decades, ultrasound has enabled determination of foetal sex. Foetal sex is medically indicated in sex-linked diseases, syndromes and multiple pregnancy, but genital malformations are rare. However, guidelines on standard views seem sparse and foetal sex determination is not considered mandatory. The aim of this study was to provide an initial overview on the practice of foetal sex determination in Denmark and the accuracy of the examinations at the second trimester anomaly scan at a regional and a universit...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research
Authors: Yang DN, Wu JH, Geng L, Cao LJ, Zhang QJ, Luo JQ, Kallen A, Hou ZH, Qian WP, Shi Y, Xia X Abstract This meta-analysis was intended to evaluate the effects of intrauterine perfusion of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) on the pregnancy outcomes including clinical pregnancy rates, embryo implantation rates, live birth rates and miscarriage rates of infertile women who were undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment. By searching Pubmed, Embase database, five articles meeting the inclusion criteria were included, and 1173 women were enrolled (intrauterine PBMC group: n = 514; NO-P...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Authors: Yılmaz N, Ceran MU, Ugurlu EN, Gülerman HC, Engin Ustun Y Abstract The aim of this study was to assess Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone agonist (GnRHa) trigger results of fresh in vitro fertilisation (IVF), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) cycles in high-responder patients. Thirty-six high-responder patients, undergoing GnRH antagonist protocol combined with GnRHa trigger for final oocyte maturation, were included. All cycles were autologous fresh transfer cycles. Fifteen of 36 patients had previous IVF/ICSI cycles triggered with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and both cycles of these patien...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
This study has demonstrated higher PLAC1 levels in infertile women with RIF and RPL for the first time; suggesting that it could have a negative effect on implantation in these populations. PLAC1 could be detected in the serum as a biomarker that is associated with RIF and RPL. What are the implications of these findings for clinical practice and/or further research? Defining the precise role of PLAC1 during implantation will provide new insight into understanding of poor reproductive outcomes such as RIF and RPL and help in developing treatment strategies. Further large-scale studies with more patients are needed to uncov...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Authors: Deng M, Liang Y, Qin H, Tan Y, Mai Q, Yuan X, Yuan Y Abstract Evidence is limited regarding the time intervals between human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) administration and oocyte retrieval in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation cycles, and it is difficult to determine proper schedules to optimise outcomes for patients undergoing oocyte retrieval on the same day. We aimed to identify correlations between factors pertaining to treatment outcomes and time intervals to facilitate working schedules of ART centres. Our study included 2509 patients who underwent ICSI cycles. Based on different time intervals bet...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Authors: Temur M, Serpim G, Tuzluoğlu S, Taşgöz FN, Şahin E, Üstünyurt E Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the maternal serum levels of pregnancy-specific beta-1-glycoprotein 1 (PSG1) and preeclampsia, and to compare levels of PSG1 in pregnancies with preeclampsia and uneventful pregnancies. A case-control study was conducted in a research and training hospital. A total of 40 women with preeclampsia and 42 healthy pregnant women who were gestational age-matched were included. Serum PSG1 levels were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The mater...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Authors: Sibtain S, Sinha P, Manoharan M, Azeez A Abstract Vitamin D deficiency (Vit D deficiency) is a global health concern and a common occurrence especially among pregnant women. It has been suggested that Vit D deficiency has implications on both the mother and the foetus. Vitamin D deficiency is the most under-diagnosed nutritional deficiency in the world, affecting the majority of individuals, irrespective of their geography, gender, age or race. Vitamin D deficiency is also linked with several diseases (autoimmune diseases, cancer, cardiovascular, dementia and musculoskeletal diseases). Therefore, appropria...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
This study compared uterine wound healing after robot-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy (RM) and laparoscopic myomectomy (LM). Ultrasound was used to evaluate the scar repair of uterine wounds at 1, 3, and 6 months postoperatively. Ninety-three RM and 110 LM patients were enrolled. More myomas excised using RM were type 1∼type 3(51.1%) and more myomas excised using LM were type 4∼type 6(54.2%), p 
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
This study questioned whether raised pre-pregnancy two-hour (2 h) insulin levels, measured in recurrent embryonic miscarriage (RM) patients via a 75 g Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT), are associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in a subsequent pregnancy. Patients had a 75 g OGTT and insulin levels evaluated (n = 170). 54.1% had normal glucose and insulin levels, 45.9% had levels indicating hyperinsulinism (HI). In the 98 patients who achieved a pregnancy, the prevalence of GDM was 3.7% in those without HI, and 35.7% in the patients who only had raised 2...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
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