Strategies to address anaemia among pregnant and lactating women in India: a formative research study.

CONCLUSIONS: Based on the findings, we recommend multicomponent interventions to train healthcare providers, address systemic barriers and involve family members to support IFA supplement adherence and dietary changes. Future research will determine which strategies are most effective to reduce the burden of anaemia in India among pregnant and lactating women. PMID: 32090721 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Public Health Nutrition - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

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Abstract Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a group of inherited single-gene autosomal recessive disorders caused by the ‘sickle’ gene, which affects haemoglobin structure. Sickle cell anemia is the most common hemoglobinopathy worldwide. The burden of sickle cell disease in pregnancy has been exponentially increasing with more number of women reaching the reproductive age, and having successful pregnancies. It ha s been proven beyond doubt that SCD in pregnancy poses the pregnant woman and fetus to significantly higher risks than a lady without SCD. SCD is associated with both maternal and fetal complications a...
Source: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Authors: Lokuhetty D, Al Bahari M Abstract Placental chorangioma is a rare, benign, placental neoplasm associated with a myriad foetomaternal and neonatal complications. Voluminous chorangiomas have frequent complications and adverse outcomes. The successful outcome of a pregnancy complicated by a voluminous chorangioma is reported herein, with the literature review. Chorangiomas mostly occur in primiparous women over 30years of age, complicated by polyhydramnios, placenta praevia, ante-partum haemorrahage, premature separation of membranes, premature labour, toxaemia of pregnancy, hydrops foetalis and midterm intr...
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
Teen pregnancy and birth rates in the United States remain among the highest of industrialized nations, with approximately 25% of girls becoming pregnant before age 20 [1]. Early diagnosis of pregnancy in this age group is of utmost importance. Adolescents are at an increased risk for many complications during pregnancy such as high blood pressure, anemia, having low birthweight babies and premature birth, and adolescents also tend to have lower rates of prenatal care [2, 3]. Delayed or absence of prenatal care for pregnant adolescents has been shown to correlate with higher rates of preterm birth, increased infant mortali...
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Teen pregnancy and birth rates in the United States remain among the highest of industrialized nations, with approximately 25% of girls becoming pregnant before age 20 [1]. Early diagnosis of pregnancy in this age group is of utmost importance. Adolescents are at an increased risk for many complications during pregnancy such as high blood pressure, anemia, having low birthweight babies and premature birth, and adolescents also tend to have lower rates of prenatal care [2, 3]. Delayed or absence of prenatal care for pregnant adolescents has been shown to correlate with higher rates of preterm birth, increased infant mortali...
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundAnemia is responsible for 20% of maternal mortality worldwide, and it is associated with premature birth, low birth weight, and infant mortality. In Ethiopia, about 22% of pregnant women are anemic. However, literatures are limited, therefore, this study aimed to investigate the prevalence and associated factors of anemia among pregnant women attending antenatal care (ANC) in Asossa Zone Public Health Institutions, northwest Ethiopia.MethodsA facility based cross-sectional study was conducted from February to March 2016. Data were collected by interviewer administered, pretested and structured questionnai...
Source: Archives of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
[This Day] Public health experts have said that one of the major causes of premature births, maternal deaths, maternal anaemia, miscarriages and low birth weights in Nigeria is malaria in pregnancy.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
ConclusionsThe risk of venous thromboembolic events remained elevated compared with that of the nonpregnant women after the usually defined postpartum period (6 weeks). The results might assist in selecting women in need of thromboprophylaxis.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
During the period January 1987 until January 1988, midstream urine specimens were collected during the first antenatal visit of 2,642 pregnant patients. The specimens were obtained for the purpose of microbiological study. Significant bacteriuria was found in 15.8% (N = 419); 188 of the patients were asymptomatic and 231 were symptomatic, yielding an incidence of 7.1% and 8.7%, respectively. Two hundred females with negative urine cultures were selected as a control group, and matched by age, gravidity, and gestational age. The frequency of occurrence of premature birth was found to be higher only in the symptomatic group(P
Source: Annals of Saudi Medicine - Category: Journals (General) Tags: ISSUE 3 Source Type: research
Conclusions:This review revealed 24 prospectively reported pregnancies that had been exposed to natalizumab for the duration of the pregnancy. All reported pregnancies resulted in live births, with no reported birth defects. Reported hematological abnormalities resolved in all cases.Study Supported by: BiogenDisclosure: Dr. Friend has received personal compensation for activities with Biogen as an employee. Dr. Friend has hold stock and/or stock options in Biogen. Dr. Haddock has received personal compensation for activities with Biogen Idec as an employee. Dr. Haddock holds stock and/or stock options in Biogen Idec, which...
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Pregnancy and Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe risk of VTE remained elevated compared to that of the non‐pregnant women after the usually defined postpartum period (six weeks). The results might assist in selecting women in need for thrombophophylaxis.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
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