“Lumboperitoneal shunt as a resolution for idiopathic intracranial hypertension. What to expect while pregnant, a case report”

At our outpatient clinic a 34 year old primigravida attended at a gestational age of 196/7 weeks. Three years prior she developed idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). Back then she presented with partial loss of vision and headache. A lumboperitoneal shunt was placed to relieve the symptoms, entering her thecal sac at spinal segment L3-L4. The peritoneal end is situated in the lower left side of her abdomen.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

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Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Worldwide, hypertension (high blood pressure) and complications that stem from it are the second leading cause of maternal mortality. In fact, it causes about one in six maternal deaths. Among pregnant women in the US, rates of both chronic high blood pressure and pregnancy-related high blood pressure are rising. One reason this is worrisome is that high blood pressure is a major factor in preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening condition that may affect women late in pregnancy and in the early weeks after birth. Now a study in Obstetrics and Gynecology suggests that a team approach to monitoring blood pressure at hom...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Hypertension and Stroke Parenting Pregnancy Women's Health Source Type: blogs
Authors: Mazkereth R, Maayan-Metzger A, Leibovitch L, Schushan-Eisen I, Morag I, Straus T Abstract BACKGROUND: The need for postnatal monitoring of infants exposed to intrauterine beta blockers (BBs) has not been clearly defined. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate infants exposed to intrauterine BBs in order to estimate the need for postnatal monitoring. METHODS: This retrospective case-control study comprised 153 term infants born to mothers who had been treated with BBs during pregnancy. Treatment indications included hypertension 76 mothers (49.7%), cardiac arrhythmias 48 (31.4%), rheumatic heart disease 14 (9.1%),...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
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Source: Presse Medicale - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Presse Med Source Type: research
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Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionMigraines have a high incidence in gynaecology and obstetrics. Health care providers must include screening questions when history taking to identify women with migraines and effectively manage them. Proper follow-up and treatment is required for all women with migraines in order to minimize the risk of cerebrovascular events, and negative pregnancy outcomes. Women with migraines are advised to avoid combined hormonal contraception and use progesterone only pills.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Ann Intern Med Source Type: research
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Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
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Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
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