AHA News: Prenatal Folic Acid May Increase Blood Pressure at High Doses

MONDAY, May 11, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Women who take high-dose folic acid supplements from pre-pregnancy through mid-pregnancy might increase their risk for potentially dangerous high blood pressure, according to new...
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Conditions:   Hypertensive Disorder of Pregnancy;   Pregnancy Complications;   Pre-Eclampsia;   Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced;   Breastfeeding Intervention:   Behavioral: Breastfeeding self-efficacy (BSE) Sponsors:   McGill University Health Centre/Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre;   Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada;   McGill University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion: PlGF is reduced in MC4R-def obese hypertensive pregnant rats, which is similar to findings in obese hypertensive pregnant women, while increasing its levels with exogenous rhPlGF reduces their blood pressure.
Source: Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Experimental studies Source Type: research
AbstractAimsFew studies have assessed the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension among pregnant women in China after the implementation of universal two-child policy. Therefore, the aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension from 2016 to 2018 among pregnant women in Jiangsu, China, after the policy implementation.MethodsWe analysed data from pregnant women who delivered their neonates between 2016 and 2018 in the Northern Jiangsu People ’s Hospital. All pregnant women irrespective of their gestation weeks underwent oral glucose intolerance tests in a fasting state.ResultsA total of...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
AbstractObjectivesWe investigate the effects of Ginger, compared to the usual therapeutic regimen on clinical manifestations and paraclinical features in patients with confirmed COVID-19 that are moderately ill.Trial designThis is a single center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial with parallel group design.ParticipantsInclusion criteria:1. Patients admitted to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Departments at Shahid Mohammadi Hospital, Bandar Abbas, Iran2. Age ≥18 years (weight ≥35 kg)3. Hospitalized ≤48 hours4. Confirmed SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis (Positive polymerase chain reaction (PC...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 7 October 2020Source: Pregnancy HypertensionAuthor(s): Laura Sarno, Maddalena Morlando, Antonia Giudicepietro, Annunziata Carlea, Supreet Sidhu, Marta Campanile, Giuseppe Maria Maruotti, Pasquale Martinelli, Maurizio Guida
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Positive pregnancy and birthing experiences go beyond merely having a healthy mother and baby — so, too, does maternal justice, a term that encompasses broad goals. Affordable, timely, high-quality, equitable, and dignified care during and after pregnancy is essential for all birthing people. Maternal justice is a model of culturally sensitive care that aims to dismantle inequities in maternity care and maximize maternal health and well-being. It rests on human rights and requires us to chip away at racism entrenched in health systems. How do race and ethnicity affect pregnancy and birth? Globally, Black, indigenous,...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Adolescent health Health care disparities Parenting Pregnancy Women's Health Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: Compared with the 2011 ATA guidelines, the 2017 ATA guidelines could be more applicable to Chinese pregnant women to screen the effects of SCH on the majority of adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Assessment of risk both for pregnancy morbidity and thrombosis in the presence of anti-phospholipid antibodies (aPL) is still a challenge in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) patients. The Global Antiphospholipid Syndrome Score (GAPSS) takes into account the aPL profile (criteria and non-criteria aPL), the conventional cardiovascular risk factors and the autoimmune antibody profile. An adjusted model of the score (aGAPSS) excluding anti-phosphatidylserine/Prothrombin (aPS/PT), suggests that the score is able to stratify patients for their rate of events making it widely applicable in daily ...
Source: Lupus - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Lupus Source Type: research
Background: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a current global public health emergency. However, current research on the blood test results of pregnant women with COVID-19 is insufficient.Methods: A case-control study was carried out based on clinical blood test results. Pregnant COVID-19 patients, pregnant COVID-19 patients with diabetes, and pregnant COVID-19 patients with hypertension, were assessed in this study. Also, 120 controls were matched by age, parity, fetus number, and presence of chronic disease. T-tests, Chi-square tests, Wilcoxon signed-rank tests, and Kruskal-Wallis tests were used to compare data from the...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Authors: Wang ZL, An Y, He Y, Hu XY, Guo L, Li QY, Liu L, Li LQ Abstract Sepsis, a severe infectious disease in the neonatal period, is considered a risk factor for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). To investigate the specific risk factors for NEC in septic infants, septic infants admitted to our center from January 2010 to April 2018 were included. Septic neonates with proven NEC (Bell's stage ⩾II) were enrolled in the NEC group, and those without NEC were enrolled in the control group. Demographics, clinical characteristics, and risk factors were compared between the two groups. Univariate and logistic regressio...
Source: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol Source Type: research
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