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Chinese herbal medicines for unexplained recurrent miscarriage | Cochrane

Recurrent miscarriage has been defined as two, three, or more consecutive spontaneous miscarriages in early pregnancy, and affects a small number (1% to 3%) of women of reproductive age. Many pregnant women may not recognise a miscarriage until they experience uterine bleeding and cramping after the 10th week of pregnancy. There are risks of repeat miscarriages after the first pregnancy loss and the chance of having a successful pregnancy varies. Some recurrent miscarriages have underlying causes, including both maternal and fetal factors; specific treatments targeting these causes are effective. However, the underlying causes may not be identified and most recurrent miscarriage are unexplained. There is no universal recommendation for the treatment of unexplained recurrent miscarriage. Chinese herbal medicines have been widely used in Asian countries for centuries and have become a popular alternative therapy in Western countries in recent years. Many clinical studies have reported that Chinese herbal medicines can improve pregnancy and live birth rates by preventing miscarriage and promoting the continuation of pregnancy.  
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almost 4 years ago
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Anti-cancer drug treatment for gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) that does not respond to first-line treatment or that re-occurs | Cochrane

This review concerns anti-cancer drug treatment for women with GTN that does not respond to first-line treatment or that re-occurs. GTN is the name given to a type of cancer that arises from placental tissue following pregnancy, most frequently a molar pregnancy. Molar pregnancies are benign abnormal growths of placental tissue inside the womb. Most are cured by evacuation (D&C) of the womb, however, in up to 20% of cases they become malignant. GTN is usually very responsive to anti-cancer drugs (chemotherapy), however, these drugs can be toxic, therefore the aim of treatment is to achieve a cure with the least side effects. To help doctors select the most appropriate treatment for women with GTN, the disease is classified as low- or high-risk according to specific risk factors.  
cochrane.org
almost 4 years ago
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Ruptured Ectopic

This case is written by Dr. Kyla Caners. She is a PGY5 Emergency Medicine resident at McMaster University and is also one of the Editors-in-Chief here at EMSimCases. Why it Matters Ectopic pregnancy is a can't miss diagnosis in Emergency Medicine. This case highlights just how sick patients with ruptured ectopic pregnancies can be. Some important…  
emsimcases.com
almost 4 years ago
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Vaginal Microbes May Be Transferred After Cesarean Delivery

Vaginal microbes were at least partially transferred to infants after cesarean delivery in a pilot study. The long-term health consequences of the transfer remain to be discovered.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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ACOG Issues Guidance on External Cephalic Version

Although the procedure provides a means of reducing cesarean deliveries, between 20% and 30% of eligible women are not being offered ECV, according to a new practice bulletin.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Earlier Menarche Independently Predicts Gestational Diabetes

Nurses' Health Study data suggest that prepregnancy BMI only partially explains the relationship between early menarche and subsequent gestational diabetes.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Preventing Gestational Diabetes by Lifestyle Intervention

High-risk pregnant women who participate in a moderate lifestyle intervention may reduce their risk of developing gestational diabetes, a new study reports.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Vaginal Progesterone Does Not Prevent Preterm Birth

In high-risk pregnancies, vaginal progesterone did not protect against preterm birth in the OPPTIMUM study; however, it was associated with renal, gastrointestinal, and respiratory events in children.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Psychological and Physical Stress May Lead to Preterm Birth

A prospective cohort study has revealed that indicators of stress in the second trimester were correlated with earlier birth.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Venlafaxine Tied to Increased Postpartum Hemorrhage Risk

Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor exposure in the last 4 weeks of pregnancy increased postpartum hemorrhage odds in multiple analyses before and after adjustment.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Progesterone Doesn't Improve Outcomes After Recurrent Miscarriages

Dr Peter Kovacs summarizes the results of a recent trial that drew a different conclusion about progesterone than a 2013 Cochrane review.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Cardiac abnormalities may help identify women at risk of recurrent pre-eclampsia

Doctors may be able to identify which women are at high risk of recurrent pre-eclampsia by using echocardiography to look for certain cardiovascular abnormalities between pregnancies, say researchers in the journal Hypertension.1  
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almost 4 years ago
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Cardiac abnormalities may help identify women at risk of recurrent pre-eclampsia

Doctors may be able to identify which women are at high risk of recurrent pre-eclampsia by using echocardiography to look for certain cardiovascular abnormalities between pregnancies, say researchers in the journal Hypertension.1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Aging Ovaries May Signal Imminent Progression of MS

Markers of declining fertility were strongly related to clinical and MRI indicators of disability, especially gray matter metrics, in women with early MS.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Sweet potato as an alternative to potato in gestational diabetes mellitus

Bao and colleagues recently found that consumption of higher levels of potato before pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes, and they suggested substituting potatoes with other vegetables or whole grains to lower this risk.1 We suggest that sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam) could be eaten instead of potato. Often …  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Sweet potato as an alternative to potato in gestational diabetes mellitus

Bao and colleagues recently found that consumption of higher levels of potato before pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes, and they suggested substituting potatoes with other vegetables or whole grains to lower this risk.1 We suggest that sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam) could be eaten instead of potato. Often …  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Sweet potato as an alternative to potato in gestational diabetes mellitus

Bao and colleagues recently found that consumption of higher levels of potato before pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes, and they suggested substituting potatoes with other vegetables or whole grains to lower this risk.1 We suggest that sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam) could be eaten instead of potato. Often …  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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ACOG Supports Vaginal Estrogen in Breast Cancer Survivors

The Committee on Gynecologic Practice of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has issued an opinion in support of vaginal estrogen in breast cancer survivors.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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“Vaginal seeding” of infants born by caesarean section

The microbiota is the community of microbes that colonises our bodies, outnumbering our own cells 10 to 1.1 This complex microbial community varies from one part of the body to another, and from one person to another. Characteristic differences in the microbiota are associated with various diseases.2 As a result interest has surged in the potential for manipulating the microbiota to promote health and treat disease.2  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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“Vaginal seeding” of infants born by caesarean section

The microbiota is the community of microbes that colonises our bodies, outnumbering our own cells 10 to 1.1 This complex microbial community varies from one part of the body to another, and from one person to another. Characteristic differences in the microbiota are associated with various diseases.2 As a result interest has surged in the potential for manipulating the microbiota to promote health and treat disease.2  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago