Coronavirus: More care urged for pregnant BAME patients

Maternity units in England are being asked to provide more checks and support during the pandemic.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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(SILVER SPRING, Md.) — A federal judge agreed Monday to suspend a rule that requires women during the COVID-19 pandemic to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain an abortion pill. U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland concluded that the “in-person requirements” for patients seeking medication abortion care impose a “substantial obstacle” to abortion patients and are likely unconstitutional under the circumstances of the pandemic. “Particularly in light of the limited timeframe during which a medication abortion or any abortion must occur, such infringement on the ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized abortion Courts COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news
More than six months into the pandemic there ’s still a lot we don’t know about how the coronavirus affects pregnant women and babies.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Parenting Research Source Type: news
AbstractAs the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread across countries, the need for innovative measures to provide high-quality patient care and manage its spread has become more imperative. Software-based systems such as medical software applications could provide valuable suggestion on health-related information to physicians towards improving quality of life, especially for outpatients (e.g., elderly, immunosuppressed, pregnant women). The use of telemedicine and virtual software offers promising potential in the fight against COVID-19. Accordingly, by means of expedited literature and document r...
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionThere is no significant effect of COVID infection on maternal and foetal outcome in pregnancy and there is no evidence of vertical transmission of the COVID-19 infection but long-term follow-up of these babies is recommended.
Source: The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
[Govt of SA] The Minister of Social Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu takes this opportunity to remind all operators of ECD centres and partial care facilities across the country to complete the online self-assessment exercise, which is critical in determining the sector's state of readiness to re-open amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
“This pandemic presents a unique opportunity for senior anesthesiologists to see the benefit of accommodating the health care needs of our workforce. Just as I tried to avoid the teratogenic effects of certain cases when pregnant, we should consider the most effective ways to protect senior anesthesiologists from a life-threatening infection. When the pandemic has […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Podcast Anesthesiology COVID-19 coronavirus Infectious Disease Surgery Source Type: blogs
Conclusion The findings suggest that in pregnant women admitted for delivery between April 6 and May 11, 2020 in this large integrated health care system in Southern California, prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 test positive was very low and all patients were asymptomatic on admission. Key Points [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: American Journal of Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
AbstractThe outbreak of COVID-19 has become a globally concerning pandemic having affected more than 5 million people worldwide. The disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is highly contagious. Only limited literature exists on the evaluation and management of pregnant women with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. In this short commentary, we inform the readers of the potential role of chest CT in symptomatic COVID-19 pregnant women and the related limitations.
Source: The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract As of June 16, 2020, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in 2,104,346 cases and 116,140 deaths in the United States.* During pregnancy, women experience immunologic and physiologic changes that could increase their risk for more severe illness from respiratory infections (1,2). To date, data to assess the prevalence and severity of COVID-19 among pregnant U.S. women and determine whether signs and symptoms differ among pregnant and nonpregnant women are limited. During January 22-June 7, as part of COVID-19 surveillance, CDC received reports of 326,335 women of reproductive age (...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
The evolving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has led to a rapid expansion of knowledge on the disease's clinical manifestations, laboratory and radiographic abnormalities, and patient trajectories. One area of particular focus is the effect that this illness may have on pregnancy and maternal-fetal disease. As of April 24, 2020, we identified 55 English language reports in the scientific literature summarizing data for 339 women and 258 fetuses and neonates.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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