Global regulators commit to cooperate on observational research in the context of COVID-19, European Medicines Agency

Regulators from around the world have agreed three priority areas for cooperation on observational research during COVID-19: pregnancy, medicines used in clinical practice and vaccine safety and effectiveness monitoring.
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We describe the anaesthetic management of a mildly symptomatic, COVID-19 positive, 28-year-old second gravida with term pregnancy who was taken up for an elective caesarean section under subarachnoid block in a standalone maternity facility. Challenges encountered and modifications of standard procedures so as to optimize patient care and minimize exposure of health care professionals are also discussed.
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The placentas of 16 pregnant women found to have COVID-19 during routine testing at a Chicago hospital all showed evidence of injury, indicating that women infected with coronavirus may need close monitoring during pregnancy, researchers said on Friday.
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FRIDAY, May 22, 2020 -- At the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, none of 80 asymptomatic women admitted to the labor and antepartum units tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), according to a...
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The MHRA has agreed to temporary modifications to be made to the pregnancy prevention programmes for these medicines to facilitate home pregnancy testing and remote consultations, where clinically appropriate, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Conditions:   Corona Virus Infection;   Pregnancy Related Intervention:   Other: COVID-19 positive via testing Sponsor:   Inova Health System Not yet recruiting
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(Northwestern University) In the largest study to examine health of placentas in women who tested positive for COVID-19, findings show placentas from 16 women who tested positive for COVID-19 while pregnant showed evidence of injury, according to pathological exams completed directly following birth.
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ConclusionsMost of the pregnant COVID ‐19 positive patients had a favorable clinical course. However, one‐third of them developed pneumonia, of whom 5% presented a critical clinical status. CRP and D‐dimer levels positively correlated with severe pneumonia and the neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio decreased as the patients improved clin ically. Seventy‐eight percent of patients had a vaginal delivery. No vertical or horizontal transmissions were diagnosed in the neonates during labor or breastfeeding.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
Some pregnant women with COVID-19 do become severely ill, and the risk may be elevated for those who were obese or had conditions like asthma before pregnancy, a new study suggests.
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Conditions:   Corona Virus Infection;   Pregnancy Related Intervention:   Other: COVID-19 positive via testing Sponsor:   Inova Health System Not yet recruiting
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THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 -- Some pregnant women with COVID-19 do become severely ill, and the risk may be elevated for those who were obese or had conditions like asthma before pregnancy, a new study suggests. As with all things COVID-19, researchers...
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