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2011-03-29 20:08:37

A retrospective study of women who became pregnant while using intrauterine devices shows that more than half of the IUDs were malpositioned. Though the displacement may have occurred over time, a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher suggests that routine sonograms after IUD placement would in the least confirm proper initial positioning. "Gynecologists typically do a pelvic and speculum exam after placing an IUD, but there's no sonogram involved," said Dr. Elysia Moschos, associate...

2011-02-16 16:41:29

A long, urgent search for proteins in the blood of pregnant women that could be used in early diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy (EP) has resulted in discovery of biomarkers that seem to be specific enough to begin testing in clinical trials, scientists are reporting in a new study in ACS's Journal of Proteome Research. David Speicher and colleagues explain that ectopic pregnancy happens when an embryo does not attach normally inside the mother's uterus, but instead attaches and begins growing...

2011-01-12 08:51:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the CDC, more than 650,000 women a year elect to undergo tubal sterilization, some of whom will eventually regret their decision due to a life change or simply a change of heart. While the obvious solution to some might be tubal reversal surgery, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is an option that an increasing number of patients are choosing. "While for some patients, especially those under the age of 30, tubal reversal surgery may be...

2011-01-11 14:25:57

Women who have had chlamydia are at greater risk of an ectopic pregnancy because of a lasting effect of the infection. A new study provides evidence for the first time of how chlamydia can increase the risk of an ectopic pregnancy. In an ectopic pregnancy the embryo implants outside the womb, generally in the Fallopian tube. Role of protein University researchers found that women who had had the sexually transmitted infection were more likely to produce a particular protein in their Fallopian...

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2010-12-03 06:25:00

Though pregnancy-related deaths in the United States remains relatively rare, the national rate of women dying due to pregnancy complications is growing, a government study has recently found. Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that between 1998 and 2005, pregnancy-related death rates were 14.5 per 100,000 live births. And even though that number is quite low, it is higher than at any time in the past few decades, according to a Reuters report....

2010-11-04 14:37:52

Novel serum test may help diagnose early pregnancy location and outcome Researchers may have identified a promising novel diagnostic biomarker for ectopic pregnancy, according to a study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). In the western world, deaths from ectopic pregnancy are not common but in the developing world one in ten women who are admitted with an ectopic pregnancy die. An ectopic pregnancy is an abnormal...

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2010-08-06 12:45:00

Doctors say that women who have had a miscarriage do not need to wait before trying to get pregnant again. A study found that conceiving within six months offered the best chance for a healthy pregnancy. The findings, which were based on a study of 30,000 women, counter international guidelines that women should wait at least six months before trying again. Doctors wrote in the British Medical Journal that the study would help them reassure and advise patients. The researchers looked at...

2009-10-01 16:17:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Mirena (levonorgestrel intrauterine system) to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women who use intrauterine contraception as their method of pregnancy prevention. This is the first intrauterine device approved by the FDA for this additional indication. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) Mirena was approved as a contraceptive by the FDA in 2000. It is...

2009-04-13 08:00:00

Expert Panel: Vaginal Progesterone Preferred for Luteal Support in ART PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals, a leader in the infertility market with the broadest portfolio of treatments in the U.S., today released a white paper titled, Recommendations on the Use of Vaginal Progesterone for Luteal-Phase Support in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Procedures. The paper was drafted after an expert panel of renowned reproductive endocrinologists from the...

2008-09-09 15:00:00

By Marisa Duffy TO SPRAY or not to spray? Last week pregnant women were lumbered with another piece of research to weigh up. This time it concerned the use of perfume and scented lotion which has been linked to male infertility in rats. It comes hot on the heels of a steady stream of conflicting dos and don'ts for expectant mums. Annette Briley, a research midwife with Tommy's, a charity that provides expectant parents with information on pregnancy, was sceptical about the dangers of...


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