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Focus On: Ultrasound Imaging in First Trimester Pregnancy

Ultrasound has emerged as the gold standard imaging modality for patients presenting to the emergency department in the first trimester with pregnancy-related complaints  
American College Of Emergency Medicine
about 9 years ago
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4 Pitfalls of Bedside Ultrasonography During First Trimester Pregnancy

4 Pitfalls of Bedside Ultrasonography During First Trimester Pregnancy  
aliem.com
over 4 years ago
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Antibiotic prophylaxis during the second and third trimester in pregnancy to reduce adverse pregnancy outcomes and morbidity | Cochrane

Antibiotics are administered to pregnant women during the second and third trimester of pregnancy (before labour) to prevent bacteria in the vagina and cervix affecting the pregnancy. Infection by some infectious organisms in a woman’s genital tract can cause health problems for the mother and her baby, and has been associated with preterm births. This review of eight randomised trials involved approximately 4300 women in their second or third trimester. We found that antibiotics did not reduce the risk of preterm prelabour rupture of the membranes (one trial, low quality of evidence), or the risk of preterm birth (six trials, high quality of evidence). Preterm delivery was reduced in pregnant women who had a previous preterm birth and an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina (bacterial vaginosis) during the current pregnancy. There was no reduction in preterm delivery in pregnant women with previous preterm birth without a bacterial imbalance during the current pregnancy (two trials). Postpartum endometritis, or infection of the uterus following birth, was reduced overall (three trials, moderate quality of evidence), as well as in a trial of high-risk women who had a previous preterm birth (one trial, moderate quality of evidence). No reduction in neonatal illness was observed. Outcomes of interest were available in trials with high losses to follow-up. We could not estimate the side effects of antibiotics since side effects were rare; however, antibiotics may still have serious side effects on women and their babies.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Cervical ripening before first trimester surgical evacuation for non-viable pregnancy | Cochrane

Using medications or devices to soften and dilate the cervix can reduce the amount of manual dilation required before the uterus is surgically emptied of a non-viable pregnancy, or miscarriage. The purpose of this cervical ripening is to reduce the possibility of injury to the uterus and cervix and make the procedure easier to perform, although the ripening agents can have side effects.  
cochrane.org
almost 4 years ago
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Third Trimester Antibiotic Use Ups Risk for Childhood Wheeze

Excess risk for childhood wheezing with antibiotic exposure during the third trimester remains after adjustment for confounding factors; for example, maternal respiratory infections during pregnancy.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Antibiotics in Third Trimester Linked With Childhood Wheeze CME/CE

: An Italian birth cohort study reveals that antibiotic exposure during the third trimester of pregnancy yields an excess risk of wheezing in the offspring in early childhood.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Microcephaly risk with Zika infection is 1-13% in first trimester, study shows

Maternal infection with the Zika virus in the first trimester of pregnancy was associated with an estimated 1% to 13% risk of microcephaly, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported.1 Their study found “negligible” association between infection and the risk of microcephaly in the second and third trimesters.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Microcephaly risk with Zika infection is 1-13% in first trimester, study shows

Maternal infection with the Zika virus in the first trimester of pregnancy was associated with an estimated 1% to 13% risk of microcephaly, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported.1 Their study found “negligible” association between infection and the risk of microcephaly in the second and third trimesters.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago