Covid-19: how does it affect pregnancy? – podcast

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Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Science Coronavirus outbreak Pregnancy Parents and parenting Infectious diseases Biology Medical research Childbirth Source Type: news

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Since its emergence in December 2019, the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has infected over 2 626 321 people globally.1 COVID-19 is associated with wide variability in disease severity, ranging from asymptomatic to severe critical presentations. In initial data from China, mild thrombocytopenia was found to occur in just over a third of non-pregnant patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19. A more recent meta-analysis found that thrombocytopenia is associated with a three-fold greater risk of severe COVID-19.
Source: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
Since December 2019, the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2(SARS-CoV-2)has swept 200 countries and regions worldwide [1] and has become a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" (PHEIC). Pregnant women are susceptible to COVID-19 due to the changes in their physiology and the adaptability of their immune system [2]. During the outbreak of COVID-19, prenatal examinations may be postponed, however, delivery cannot be delayed, and the delivery room should work as usual. During this period, it is particularly important to quickly identify high-risk groups and to provide appropriate protection ...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions Testing is important to track the trajectory of an epidemic in a community to guide local or national efforts at mitigationThe tests we currently have for COVID have limited accuracy for the individual patientAntibody testing suggests that the fatality rate for COVID may be low in certain communities, but data from New York suggests there is the potential for significant death and morbidity in any major metropolitan areaContact tracing enabled by smart phone technology is likely unable to be effective because they do not overcome the inherent limitations of COVID testing, require widespread adoption, and may...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: COVID-19 Health Policy Anish Koka COVID-19 testing Source Type: blogs
AbstractAn outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia occurred worldwide since December 2019, which had been named COVID-19 subsequently. It is extremely transmissive that infection in pregnant women were unavoidable. The delivery process will produce large amount of contaminated media, leaving a challenge for medical personnel to ensure both the safety of the mother and infant and good self-protection. Only rare cases of pregnant women with COVID-19 are available for reference. Here, we report a 30-year-old woman had reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction-confirmed COVID-19 at 36  weeks 2 days of gestation...
Source: Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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Study prompts experts to issue guidance for maternity workers about increased riskCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than half of pregnant women who were admitted to hospital with coronavirus in the UK were from a black and minority ethnic background, a study has found, prompting experts to issue guidance for midwives to remain on high alert and lower the threshold for diagnosis by medical professionals.The study found that 55% of pregnant women admitted to hospital with coronavirus from 1 March to 14 April were from aBAME background. The findings show women from a BAME background were f...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Race Pregnancy Health & wellbeing UK news Midwifery Science Source Type: news
Liz Clausen never thought her husband would lose his job. He was the first full-time hire at the Austin-based startup where he worked as a programmer, and the economy was booming just a few months ago. Then the COVID-19 outbreak hit, and he was unexpectedly laid off at the end of March. When he lost his job, he lost his health insurance, too — and so did Clausen, a freelance writer who was on his plan. Suddenly, the couple — who had just bought their first house last April — faced the possibility of weathering a global pandemic without health insurance. Clausen’s story is all too familiar for milli...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer News Desk UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news
Am J Perinatol DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1710538Hypertensive disorders are the most common medical complications of pregnancy and a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and death. The detection of elevated blood pressure during pregnancy is one of the cardinal aspects of optimal antenatal care. With the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the risk for person-to-person spread of the virus, there is a desire to minimize unnecessary visits to health care facilities. Women should be classified as low risk or high risk for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and adjustments can be accordingly made in ...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Clinical Opinion Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This repositioning of CPZ as an anti-SARS-CoV-2 drug offers an alternative and rapid strategy to alleviate the virus propagation and the infection severity and lethality. This CPZ repositioning strategy also avoids numerous developmental and experimental steps and can save precious time to rapidly establish an anti-COVID-19 therapy with well-known, limited and easy to manage side effects. Indeed, CPZ is an FDA-approved drug with an excellent tolerance profile, prescribed for around 70 years in psychiatry but also in clinical routine in nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, in advanced cancer and also to treat heada...
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
On January 20, 2020, a new coronavirus epidemic with “human-to-human” transmission was officially announced by the Chinese government, which caused significant public panic in China. Pregnant women may be particularly vulnerable and in special need for preventative mental health strategies. Thus far, no reports exist to investigate the mental heal th response of pregnant women to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Research: Obstetrics Source Type: research
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