Iron Deficiency in Pregnancy Is Common, yet Screening Is Lacking Iron Deficiency in Pregnancy Is Common, yet Screening Is Lacking

Many pregnant patients are not being screened for iron deficiency despite it being a common cause of anemia in pregnancy that could increase the risk of maternal and infant death.Medscape Medical News
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AbstractObjectivesTo clarify the impact of obesity on the course of pregnancy and childbirth by specifying maternal and fetal complications.Materials and MethodsThis is a comparative case-control study, conducted over a period of two months from February 1 to March 31, 2019, which included patients who gave birth in the Farhat Hached Sousse University Hospital and the Maternity and Neonatology Hospital of Monastir. Patients meeting the inclusion criteria were divided into two groups according to body mass index (BMI) at the end of pregnancy: group I: normal weight 18,5 ≤ BMI
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
SUPPLEMENTS such as vitamin B12, that can help prevent anaemia, and folic acid, which can reduce birth defects when taken by pregnant women are great additions to a diet. However, some supplements might be risky.
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TITUSVILLE, N.J. – October 14, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson announced today 11* abstracts highlighting data from its pulmonary hypertension (PH) portfolio will be presented at CHEST 2021, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, held virtually October 17-20.Data presentations from eight abstracts will provide additional evidence supporting the role of objective multiparameter risk assessment approaches in helping to optimize treatment and care for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), as well as the impact of earlier and comprehensive therapy with U...
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Ecol Food Nutr. 2021 Oct 13:1-15. doi: 10.1080/03670244.2021.1987230. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe aim of this study is to examine diet diversity, predictors associated with it, and its associations with anemia among non-pregnant women of reproductive age in rural India. Baseline data from the Reductions in Anemia through Normative Innovations (RANI) project were used and included 980 non-pregnant women aged 15-49 years from Odisha, India. The Food and Agriculture Organization's Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women (MDD-W) was used to assess diet diversity. Anemia was determined by hemoglobin level and categorized as n...
Source: Ecology of Food and Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study revealed that high prevalence of adverse pregnancy outcomes was found in India. The association between sociodemographic variables and the pregnancy outcomes are attributed to the fact that there is a lack of availability of fundamental health-care services for young women.
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: It was emphasized that urine culture should be done in early antenatal visit as routine screening to identify ASB in pregnant females as it can prevent fetal and maternal complications.
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Oct 1;138(4):663-674. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004559.ABSTRACTAnemia is defined as a low red blood cell count, a low hematocrit, or a low hemoglobin concentration. In pregnancy, a hemoglobin concentration of less than 11.0 g/dL in the first trimester and less than 10.5 or 11.0 g/dL in the second or third trimester (depending on the guideline used) is considered anemia. Anemia is the most common hematologic abnormality in pregnancy. Maternal anemia is associated with adverse fetal, neonatal and childhood outcomes, but causality is not established. Maternal anemia increases the likelihood of transfusio...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Severe anaemia after caesarean section adversely affects the woman and the new-born. While prenatal anaemia is extensively studied, the literature on post-caesarean section anaemia is limited and characteristi...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
ConclusionIn our study, a hemoglobinopathy trait increased the risk of adverse maternal outcomes but did not increase adverse neonatal outcomes.
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This study aimed to explore the main effects of environmental risk factors as well as their interaction effects with miRNA on the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).Methods: One hundred fifty-nine ASD children (ASD group) and 159 healthy children (control group), aged 2–6 years, were included in this study. ASD diagnoses were based on DSM-5 criteria. The extensive medical and demographic characterization of the two groups were recorded. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) in serum were detected by qRT-PCR.Results: Compared with the control group, the ASD group had significantly higher rates of maternal stress during pregnancy (p
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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