Search Tag: Pregnancy

Cardiology Management

4th International Congress on Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy 2016

2016 02 Feb

The goals of “The Fourth International Congress on Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy (CPP) 2016″ are to continue advancing the knowledge and expertise of health care professionals around the globe by exchange of information, including unique clinical cases and debates, development of collaborative research both basic and clinical, discuss, adopt and upgrade... Read more

IT Management

New App Predicts Preterm Birth Risk

2016 26 Jan

A new app (QUiPP) developed at King's College London can help doctors identify women at risk of giving birth prematurely, according to results of two studies published in the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. The app uses an algorithm that combines the gestation of previous pregnancies and the length of the cervix with levels of a biomarker... Read more

IMAGING Management

Some Radiation 'Safe' for Expectant Mother, Foetus

2015 10 Aug

According to researchers at Thomas Jefferson University, imaging studies necessary to diagnose traumatic injuries sustained by pregnant women are safe when used properly. Their findings are reported in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS).Nearly 5 to 8 percent of pregnant women sustain traumatic injuries, such as fractures... Read more

Cardiology Management

Smoking and Preterm Birth More Than Triples Risk of CVD

2015 09 Jul

Mothers who smoke and have a preterm birth more than triple their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to research in more than 900 000 mothers published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The risk of maternal CVD increased in a dose response relationship with the number and severity of preterm births.“Smoking and preterm birth... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study: Higher CVD Risk in Women with Spontaneous Preterm Delivery History

2015 10 Feb

A history of spontaneous preterm delivery appears to double a woman's risk of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to results of a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.(1,2) The strength of the association was described by the investigators as "robust", and, as an independent risk factor... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Prescription Painkillers Double Birth Defects Risk

2015 29 Jan

According to a new analysis published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, more than one-fourth of privately insured and one-third of Medicaid enrolled women of childbearing age filled prescriptions for narcotic painkillers between 2008-2012. Prescription narcotic painkillers such as... Read more

Executive Health Management

Bacteria Could be Causing Premature Birth

2014 10 Jan

According to new US research published in the journal PLOS ONE, specific bacteria may be the major cause for premature birth where labour is triggers by waters breaking too soon. These findings suggest certain bacteria may lead to thinning of the membranes around the baby, causing them to tear. The report could pave the way for a screening process to... Read more

IMAGING Management

Exposure to Ionising Radiation And Pregnancy

2013 15 Mar

The exposure of pregnant women to ionising radiation is often a source of concern and provokes many questions. This anxiety is often unjustified and the questions are asked too late. Ignorance of the subject is likely to harm the woman who requires investigative imaging (chest CT scan or lung scan should be performed even in early pregnancy with suspected... Read more


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