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U.S. Preterm Births Tied to Air Pollution Cost $4 Billion a Year

U.S. premature births linked to air pollution cost more than $4 billion a year in medical care and lost economic opportunity, a new analysis estimates.  
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over 3 years ago
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Offering women safer options than “vaginal seeding” for infants born by caesarean section

Cunnington and colleagues’ paper raises concerns about the risk of transmission of serious infections posed by the practice of “vaginal seeding” in infants born by caesarean section.1 This practice involves exposing these infants to vaginal fluids post-delivery and therefore exposing them to similar microbiota to that of infants born vaginally. Delivery by caesarean has been associated with problems such …  
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over 3 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Pick a category... Airway Management Cardiology Critical Care Critical Care Literature Update Dermatology Endocrine ENT Financial & Investing Gastrointestional Geriatrics Hematology/Oncology Infectious Disease International EM Med-Legal Medical Education Misc Neurology Obstetrics & Gynecology Ophthamology Orthopedics Pediatrics Pharmacology & Therapeutics Procedures Pulmonary Toxicology Trauma Urology Vascular Visual Diagnosis $('#pearl_categories').change(function(){ window.location = "/educational_pearls/search/?category=" + $(this).val() });  
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over 3 years ago
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Uterine Stem Cell Deficiency Tied to Recurrent Miscarriage

A lack of stem cells and the aging of cells in the uterine lining could explain why some women experience recurrent miscarriages. A prepregnancy test could determine women at risk, researchers said.  
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over 3 years ago
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…And they were all yellow – Don't Forget the Bubbles

3 day old Christopher was born at term via normal vaginal delivery. There were no problems during or after the birth and he and his mother were discharged on day 2. The domiciliary midwife had been out to do their routine check this morning and thought he was looking a bit yellow and so has sent him in for assessment. You’re wondering how accurate this ‘eyeball’ test actually is…  
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over 3 years ago
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Anatomy of female genital organs - plastic models

Check related videos: 1-Anatomy of female genital organs - dissection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1ezGxWlcHU 2-Male pelvis and perineum - plastic model ...  
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over 3 years ago
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Cervical Pessary Does Not Reduce Early Preterm Birth

A cervical pessary did not reduce the rate of spontaneous early preterm birth in women and girls with a shortened cervix, a randomized controlled trial has shown.  
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over 3 years ago
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Premature Birth Tied to Adult Psychopathology

Adults who were born very prematurely have an increased risk for interpersonal and behavioral problems that significantly correlate with brain imaging evidence.  
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over 3 years ago
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Air Pollution Tied to Preterm Birth Risk for Women With Asthma

Air pollution exposure before conception, in early pregnancy, and in late pregnancy was tied to an increased risk for preterm birth in women with asthma, according to a new study.  
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over 3 years ago
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Transplanted Uterus Removed From Cleveland Clinic Patient

The patient, who underwent the nation's first uterus transplant on February 24, experienced a "sudden complication." The Cleveland Clinic said its uterus transplant trial will continue.  
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over 3 years ago
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Pre-eclampsia is linked to small increase in risk of cardiomyopathy in longer term

Women with a history of pre-eclampsia or gestational hypertension have a small but statistically significant increased risk of cardiomyopathy, which persists for more than five years after pregnancy, a Danish study published in JAMA has found.1  
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Pre-eclampsia is linked to small increase in risk of cardiomyopathy in longer term

Women with a history of pre-eclampsia or gestational hypertension have a small but statistically significant increased risk of cardiomyopathy, which persists for more than five years after pregnancy, a Danish study published in JAMA has found.1  
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Stem cells 'link' to repeat miscarriages, say scientists - BBC News

A lack of stem cells in the womb lining is causing thousands of women to suffer repeat miscarriages, say researchers in Warwick.  
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over 3 years ago
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After Nation's First, More US Uterus Transplants Planned

The nation's first recipient asked for privacy at a news conference about her procedure.  
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over 3 years ago
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Study on potato consumption will increase confusion regarding food and the risk of gestational diabetes

Using data from the Nurses’ Health Study II, Bao and colleagues found a higher prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) with increasing potato consumption.1 The authors stated that the high glycaemic index of potatoes, which causes a sharp postprandial rise in blood glucose concentrations and a risk of associated pancreatic β cells exhaustion, could explain this association.  
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over 3 years ago
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Authors’ reply to Gachi, Mullie and colleagues, and Weatherburn

We appreciate the interest in our recent article on pre-pregnancy potato consumption and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).1 Below we provide responses to a few major points raised by readers  
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over 3 years ago
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Authors’ reply to Gachi, Mullie and colleagues, and Weatherburn

We appreciate the interest in our recent article on pre-pregnancy potato consumption and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).1 Below we provide responses to a few major points raised by readers  
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over 3 years ago
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Echo Sees Traces of Past Preeclampsia That Predict Recurrence

Hemodynamic echoes of past preeclampsia could signal the need for more vigilant monitoring and management during future pregnancies.  
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over 3 years ago
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Progesterone Fails to Delay Premature Births in RCT

A therapy widely recommended in the UK to prevent babies from being born too soon is ineffective, according to a new study.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago