Probable Vertical Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Conclusion: This report has important implications for infection control and clinical management of pregnant women with COVID-19 and their newborns.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Instructive Cases Source Type: research

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ConclusionsIn this case series of 67 test ‐positive women with clinical presentation ranging from asymptomatic to manifest COVID‐19 disease few women presented with severe COVID‐19 illness, a majority had a vaginal birth at term with a healthy neonate that were test‐negative for SARS‐CoV‐2.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
AbstractThe novel coronavirus outbreak induces many concerns about the management of pregnancy, as well as rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. The very rapid spread of the infection throughout all inhabited continents leads to a fast-growing number of infected with SARS-CoV-2 and requires answers and special recommendations to the most vulnerable group of people: pregnant woman and patients on immunomodulatory or immunosuppressive treatment. A systematic literature search was performed in Embase, MEDLINE, and Scopus database for studies describing COVID-19 infection in pregnant women diagnosed with rheumatic and muscul...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Shiltz J, Sutton M, West N, Schaffner W, Talbot HK, George A, Spencer M, Ellington S, Galang RR, Gilboa SM, Tong VT, Piasecki A, Brammer L, Fry AM, Hall AJ, Wortham JM, Kim L, Garg S, COVID-NET Surveillance Team Abstract Pregnant women might be at increased risk for severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (1,2). The COVID-19-Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network (COVID-NET) (3) collects data on hospitalized pregnant women with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19; to date, such data have been limited. During March 1-August 22, 2020, approximately one in four hospitalized wo...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
This report describes that the prevalences of prepregnancy obesity and gestational diabetes were higher among pregnant women hospitalized for COVID-19-related illness than among those admitted for pregnancy-related treatment or procedures and found to have COVID-19.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: Diabetes MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pregnancy COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news
AbstractOn April 7, 2020 Mehreen Zaigham and Ola Andersson published a systematic review of maternal and perinatal outcomes in 108 pregnancies with Covid ‐19 concluding that careful monitoring of such pregnancies and is warranted.1 We would like to emphasise the need to assess objectively the impact of the novel Severe Acute Respiratory Coronavirus Type 2 (SARS ‐CoV‐2) causing Covid‐19 disease on pregnancy and perinatal outcomes by conducting epidemiological studies among pregnant women.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: LETTER TO EDITOR Source Type: research
Abstract Pregnant women might be at increased risk for severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), possibly related to changes in their immune system and respiratory physiology* (1). Further, adverse birth outcomes, such as preterm delivery and stillbirth, might be more common among pregnant women infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (2,3). Information about SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy is rapidly growing; however, data on reasons for hospital admission, pregnancy-specific characteristics, and birth outcomes among pregnant women hospitalized with SARS-CoV-2 infections are limited. Duri...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
Asymptomatic women with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are at risk of infecting their newborns and also pose a risk to healthcare providers and other patients [1,2,3]. Considering this, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recommended universal testing for SARS-CoV-2 in pregnant women [4]. Maharashtra is the worst-hit state in India and universal screening strategy for pregnant women was implemented in several public hospitals during this time. Herein, we report the outcome of implementation of this strategy.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
SUMMARY Since the outbreak of a cluster of patients with pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in December 2019, the disease was later officially named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), quickly spreading globally. Pregnant women and children are particularly vulnerable during disasters and emergencies. Comprehensive and applicable emergency preparedness and response are definitely important methods to prevent and contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The rational allocation of pharmaceutical resources plays an important role in...
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION Further studies with a great number of cases are warranted to elucidate whether the virus may be vertically transmitted to the fetus and if any maternal conditions can influence that. Our findings seem to demonstrate that vertical transmission is possible but quite unusual.RESUMO OBJETIVO Revisar as evid ências científicas atuais sobre a transmissão vertical relacionada à infecção pelo novo coronavírus 2019 (COVID-19). MÉTODOS Uma revisão integrativa foi realizada por dois pesquisadores independentes, com base na literatura disponível nas bases...
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
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