TNF Inhibitors & Pregnancy: How Well Does the Treatment Guidance Work?

Ghalandari et al. sought to validate the guidance outlined by EULAR for the use of anti-rheumatic drugs during pregnancy, finding that following its guidance for tumor necrosis factor inhibitors led to no or low concentrations of these agents in cord blood.
Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: DMARDs & Immunosuppressives Drug Updates EULAR pregnancy pregnant women TNF inhibitors TNFi Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Ultrasound - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusions The LUG threshold in 3 successive slices in the minimal hiatal dimension suggestive of levator ani injury could be as low as 2.1 cm when using MRI and 2.25 cm when using ultrasound in a similar population.
Source: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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Source: Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: NCPD Connection Source Type: research
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Doctors in Texas say they cannot head off life-threatening medical crises in pregnant women if abortions cannot be offered or even discussed.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: your-feed-science Pregnancy and Childbirth Law and Legislation Women and Girls Abortion Babies and Infants Politics and Government your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news
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[Daily Maverick] The South African Child Health Priorities Association is hosting a conference that looks at ways to improve children's health.
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Med Clin North Am. 2022 Jan;106(1):219-234. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2021.08.007.ABSTRACTGender impacts substance use initiation, substance use disorder development, engagement with treatment, and harms related to drug and alcohol use. Using the biopsychosocial model of addiction, this review provides a broad summary of barriers and facilitators to addiction services among women. It also reviews substance use among pregnant and parenting women and approaches to care. Given the increasing rates of substance use among women, there is a need to implement and scale-up gender-responsive addiction programming and pursue advocacy at t...
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Placental vascular abnormalities are associated with a host of pregnancy complications including placenta mediated fetal growth restriction (FGR). Umbilical arterial (UA) Doppler ultrasound velocity waveforms are widely used in the diagnosis of underlying placental vascular abnormalities in pregnancies with suspected FGR, which greatly helps to prevent stillbirth via ongoing fetal monitoring and timely delivery. However, the sensitivity of UA Doppler diagnosis diminishes late in gestation. Our goal was to present a generalized wave decomposition method to compute forward and reflected components from UA waveforms. A detail...
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Doctors in Texas say they cannot head off life-threatening medical crises in pregnant women if abortions cannot be offered or even discussed.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: your-feed-science Pregnancy and Childbirth Law and Legislation Women and Girls Abortion Babies and Infants Politics and Government your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news
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