The effect of late pregnancy date fruit consumption on delivery progress – a meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2020Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Lena Sagi-Dain, Shlomi Sagi
Cervical remodeling is an important aspect of birth timing. Before cervical ripening, the collagen fibers are arranged in a closely interweaved network, but during ripening, the fibers become disorganized, and the cervix becomes more hydrated. To quantitatively measure cervical remodeling, we need a non-invasive method to monitor changes in cervical collagen fiber organization and hydration in vivo.
Publication date: Available online 10 July 2020Source: Revista Clínica Española (English Edition)Author(s): J.J. Hijona Elósegui, A.L. Carballo García, A.C. Fernández Risquez, M. Bermúdez Quintana, J.F. Expósito Montes
Authors: Rodríguez L, Osuna C, Pijoan JI, Cobos P, Centeno MM, Serna R, Jiménez A, Artola I, Melchor I, Martínez-Astorquiza T, Melchor JC, Burgos J Abstract To assess the opinion and the level of satisfaction of patients concerning analgesia during external cephalic version (ECV), we present the results of a survey of 120 women undergoing ECV at term during a randomised controlled trial (July 2012 to February 2013) comparing remifentanil and nitrous oxide. Overall, 110 (91.7%) women said they would repeat the procedure and 111 (92.5%) that they would recommend it to another pregnant woman, with...
Authors: Grette K, Cassity S, Holliday N, Rimawi BH Abstract We performed a comprehensive systematic review of acute pyelonephritis in pregnancy using PubMed, SCOPUS, ClinicalTrials.gov, and Ovid from inception to April 2018. About 7796 references were screened for inclusion, and 52 references from 1908 to 2017 were included. One hundred seven cases of acute pyelonephritis in pregnant women were reviewed. Gestational age at diagnosis was reported as 2 (2%), 43 (40%), and 51 (52%) during the first, second, and third trimesters, respectively. Maternal complications included sepsis (49%), acute respiratory distress sy...
CONCLUSION: TNF-α blockade lowered blood pressure and improve inflammation and organ function in response to placental ischemia. PMID: 32646252 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2020Source: Canadian Journal of DiabetesAuthor(s): Sujane Kandasamy, Linda Nguyen, Dipika Desai, Sonia S. Anand, Diana Sherifali, Russell J. de Souza
The vaginal mesh scandal betrayed the intimate trust that should exist between doctor and patient, whatever their sexWhatever comes next in the vaginal mesh scandal, let ’s hope that it spells the end of the “shut up and put up” medical culture when it comes to female healthcare.The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, led by Baroness Julia Cumberlege,spent two years looking into meshes. It also scrutinised Primodos hormonal pregnancy tests and theepilepsy treatmentsodium valproate– both thought to cause birth defects.Continue reading...
[DW] Africa's population is the fastest-growing in the world. Yet sexual and reproductive health and rights are being neglected amid the pandemic with dire consequences, says Evelyn Samba on World Population Day (July 11th).
[Nation] Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o has ordered investigations into why Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital failed to admit a patient with an ectopic pregnancy early this week forcing her family to transfer her to a private facility.
[UNFPA] GODOMEY, Benin, ASSAHOUN, Togo, CONAKRY, Guinea -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, health workers in several West African countries say it has been challenging to prevent the spread of the virus while providing life-saving sexual and reproductive health services.