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2011-10-21 05:29:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A natural disaster can cause more than just physical damage.  According to a recent study, assisted reproductive technology cycles from around the country show that both miscarriages and preterm births among ART patients increased in the months following Hurricane Katrina. “Women were considerably more likely to miscarry, spontaneously abort, and preterm deliver before 37 weeks, as we defined it,” stated S.K. Jindal, PhD, Ob/Gyn and president of...

2011-10-19 13:01:58

Significant underrepresentation of minorities, extended grieving period among surprising findings of U-M-led study Nearly one in six pregnancies end in miscarriage or stillbirth, but parents' losses are frequently minimized or not acknowledged by friends, family or the community. "Women who have not gone through a stillbirth don't want to hear about my birth, or what my daughter looked like, or anything about my experience," said one woman, responding in a University of Michigan Health...

2011-10-17 09:20:47

Scientists have discovered an enzyme that acts as a 'fertility switch', in a study published in Nature Medicine today. High levels of the protein are associated with infertility, while low levels make a woman more likely to have a miscarriage, the research has shown. The findings have implications for the treatment of infertility and recurrent miscarriage and could also lead to new contraceptives. Around one in six women have difficulty getting pregnant and one in 100 women trying to...

2011-10-14 09:57:11

The current ultrasound test to diagnose miscarriage in early pregnancy is based on limited evidence, raising questions about its reliability, according to a new paper published by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London. The researchers say that there is an urgent need to conduct a large-scale study for us to be confident that diagnosis of miscarriage is correct in every case using the ultrasound measurements. When a miscarriage is suspected, the standard test is an ultrasound...

2011-10-14 09:46:01

Diagnosis guidelines may be inadequate to help clinicians detect viable pregnancies thought to be miscarriages Current guidelines that help clinicians decide whether a woman has had a miscarriage are inadequate and not reliable, and following them may lead to the inadvertent termination of wanted pregnancies. This is the conclusion of a series of papers published in the international journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. "This research shows that the current guidance on how to...

2011-09-28 11:42:56

This hypothesis had never been proven before in humans, and it has been demonstrated by University of Granada researchers. Spontaneous abortion is estimated to affect 15 percent of women, mainly in the first trimester of pregnancy. Scientists at the University of Granada have confirmed that a low plasma level of copper and zinc in pregnant women may be a factor associated with spontaneous abortion, a hypothesis that had not been confirmed to date, and which had never been proven in humans...

2011-09-28 09:14:57

Researchers have found the first, firm evidence that fibroids are associated with recurrent miscarriages. They have also discovered that if they removed the fibroids that distorted the inside of the womb, the risk of miscarriage in the second trimester of pregnancy was reduced dramatically — to zero. The study, which is published online in Europe's leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction today (Wednesday), is the culmination of 20 years of investigation into...

NSAIDs Linked To Risk Of Miscarriage
2011-09-07 05:02:45

  A new study reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal reports that any dosage of non-aspirin non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in early pregnancy may cause a woman to miscarry. Drugs included in the grouping include, naproxen, ibuprofen, diclofenac, and celecoxib, these are reported as the most common drugs used during pregnancy. According to the study the researchers looked at 4,705 spontaneous abortions up to the 20th week of gestation, 352 (7.5%) took...

2011-09-06 22:06:06

The risk of miscarriage is 2.4 times greater for women who took any type and dosage of nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in early pregnancy, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj110454.pdf. Nonaspirin NSAIDs are a class of drugs that include naproxen, ibuprofen, diclofenac, and celecoxib, and are one of the most common medications used during pregnancy. However, there are...


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