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2013-01-30 10:27:42

Pregnancies complicated by hyperemesis gravidarum in the second trimester of pregnancy are at a much higher risk of associated placental dysfunction disorders such as placental abruption and small for gestational age babies (SGA), finds a new study published today (30 January) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Hyperemesis gravidarum occurs in 0.5-3% of pregnancies and is generally defined as severe illness or vomiting before 22 weeks gestation, usually...

2012-03-22 13:43:48

Pregnant women with preeclampsia lack key enzyme Researchers have identified an enzyme linked to pregnancy-induced hypertension — also known as pre-eclampsia — a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and swelling due to fluid retention. The findings could be used to better screen for — and treat — this condition. Pregnancy-induced hypertension, which occurs in approximately 10 percent of pregnancies, is a major cause of maternal and fetal...

Researchers Identify Causes And Risk Factors For Stillbirth
2011-12-14 10:45:06

According to a recent study, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the most common causes of stillbirth differ depending on a number of factors, including race, ethnicity, previous pregnancy outcomes, and range of health -- and typically all identifiable before or at the start of pregnancy. “Stillbirth, defined as fetal death at 20 weeks´ gestation or later, is one of the most common adverse pregnancy outcomes in the United States and affects...

2011-07-11 18:00:00

March of Dimes Urges Women to Quit Smoking to Save Babies WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To dispel any uncertainty about the serious harm caused by smoking to babies and pregnant women, the first-ever comprehensive systematic review of all studies over the past 50 years has established clearly that maternal smoking causes a range of serious birth defects including heart defects, missing/deformed limbs, clubfoot, gastrointestinal disorders, and facial...

2010-07-22 12:43:14

Pregnant women with antibodies that can indicate early thyroid disease are three times as likely to have placental separation during labor, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a study of more than 17,000 women. The findings, however, do not indicate that there would be any benefit from routinely screening pregnant women for thyroid problems, the researchers said. The study appears in the August issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology. "Our work shows a link between anti-TPO...

2008-12-05 09:00:11

Being exposed to folic acid antagonists during pregnancy may lead to several serious conditions.A new report finds the antagonists are associated with a higher risk of preeclampsia, placental abruption, fetal growth restriction or fetal death.Folic acid antagonists include drugs used to treat several illnesses such as epilepsy, mood disorders, and hypertension. Since about half of pregnancies in industrialized countries are unplanned, there is a risk of being exposed to these medications...

2008-10-04 15:00:21

I am utterly shocked and disgusted that a doctor who's spent her professional life dedicated to the betterment of women's health in her specialty-- obstetrics and gynaecology -- should be so vilified. In 2002, Ms Vasu Iyengar saved both my life and that of my unborn baby when I suffered a placental abruption and haemorrhage (where the placenta rips away from the uterus). My son is now a happy, healthy five-and-a-half-year-old. She was a wonderful doctor and I knew I was in capable hands...

2008-06-27 03:02:32

Pregnant women who abuse alcohol or drugs can achieve a healthy outcome if they receive treatment early in their pregnancy, U.S. researchers said. Researchers examined 49,985 women in Kaiser Permanente's prenatal care program and found that integrating substance abuse screening and treatment into routine prenatal care helped pregnant women achieve similar health outcomes as women who were not using cigarettes, alcohol or other drugs. The study compared 2,073 pregnant women who were...

2008-06-26 12:03:21

OAKLAND, Calif., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Pregnant women who receive treatment for substance abuse early in their pregnancy can achieve the same health outcomes as pregnant women with no substance abuse, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published online in the Journal of Perinatology. The study, which is the largest to date, examined 49,985 women in Kaiser Permanente's prenatal care program and found that integrating substance abuse screening and treatment into routine prenatal care...

2004-11-28 03:00:16

Objective: To investigate whether mid-trimester maternal plasma homocysteine concentration is elevated in women who develop pre- eclampsia and in those women identified at high risk by abnormal uterine artery Doppler examination. Methods: This was a multicenter study involving healthy women undergoing screening for preeclampsia by uterine artery Doppler velocimetry at 22-24 weeks' gestation. Abnormal uterine artery Mood flow was defined as a mean pulsatility index (PI) above the 95th...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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