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Future seizure disorder risk low for women with eclampsia

Pregnant women with eclampsia have a higher relative risk of a future seizure disorder compared with women without a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, but the overall risk is very low, according to a study in Obstetrics & Gynecology. The absolute risk was one seizure per 2,200 person-years.

Physician’s Briefing/HealthDay News (11/9) 

 

mood-disorders

Gestational diabetes risk higher with anxiety, mood disorders, study suggests

A population-based study from Canada found having an anxiety or mood disorder during the two years before becoming pregnant raised a woman’s risk of gestational diabetes, compared with not having the condition. Researchers analyzed the data and found that using a more specific algorithm to define anxiety and mood disorder within one year before pregnancy attenuated the overall rate of the disorders, according to the study in Diabetic Medicine.

Healio (free registration)/Endocrine Today (11/13) 

 

post-dna-testing

New DNA screening test more accurate, study says

Reflex DNA screening detected 95% of pregnancies with Down, Edwards or Patau syndromes with a 0.2% error rate, according to a study in Genetics in Medicine. False positives were fewer and costs were less with reflex DNA screening, compared with current tests.

BioNews (U.K.) (11/13) 

 

perchlorate

Perchlorate exposure affects free thyroxine in pregnant women

Exposure to higher levels of the chemical perchlorate was associated with lower levels of free thyroxine in pregnant women, researchers reported at the Society for Endocrinology BES conference. “These findings are important because we know that optimum thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy are essential for normal fetal brain development, and this study shows that this common pollutant may be adversely affecting brain development in children,” said Bijay Vaidya of the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust in the UK.

Healio (free registration)/Endocrine Today (11/7) 

 

hpv-vaccine

HPV vaccinations may curb rare pediatric respiratory disease

A study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases found that the rate of Australian youths with juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, a rare, chronic respiratory disease caused by mother-to-child transmission of human papillomavirus type 6 or 11, declined from 0.16 per 100,000 people in 2012 to 0.02 per 100,000 in 2016, which researchers attributed to the success of a nationwide quadrivalent HPV immunization program. The findings should prompt similar studies from other high-income countries with high HPV vaccination rates, according to an accompanying editorial.

HealthDay News (11/9),  Healio (free registration)/Infectious Disease News (11/9) 

 

post menopause

Postmenopausal HT cessation tied to increased risk of CVD, stroke deaths

 A study in Menopause found postmenopausal women who stopped taking estrogen, particularly those younger than 60 years, had an elevated risk of stroke-related and cardiovascular deaths a year after hormone therapy cessation. The findings were based on 40,000 Finnish women.  Cardiovascular Business online (11/9) 

 

Hypertension

Updated heart guidelines lower threshold for hypertension

New guidelines from the American Heart Association and 10 other medical groups reduce the hypertension threshold from 140 mm Hg systolic over 90 mm Hg to 130 over 80, meaning 46% of US adults would be diagnosed with high blood pressure. The guidelines, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and in Hypertension, call for patients already being treated for high blood pressure to work toward the lower goal and for adults to address early hypertension with lifestyle changes rather than medication.

The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (11/13),  USA Today (11/14),  Medscape (free registration) (11/13) 

 

drugs

ADHD drugs during pregnancy tied to health risks for infants

Infants whose mothers took medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder during pregnancy were more likely to be admitted to a NICU and develop central nervous system disorders and had increased odds of being born moderately preterm and large for gestational age, compared with those whose mothers didn’t receive ADHD treatment and those whose mothers received treatment before or after pregnancy, researchers reported in Pediatrics. However, the findings showed similar neonatal mortality risk and congenital malformation frequency across all groups.

2 Minute Medicine (11/10) 

 

nurse shortage

Experts: Nurse shortage partly caused by too few nurse educators

A shortage of nurses going into education, in addition to people not choosing nursing as a career, adds to the problem of nursing shortages, experts say. Anna Kent, a nurse practitioner and certified nurse-midwife in Martinsburg, W.Va., says she would love to spend more time teaching because it pushes her to “stay on top of what’s new and what’s best,” but disincentives such as low pay keep her from doing so.

KUAR-FM (Little Rock, Ark.)/National Public Radio (11/14) 

 


Ontario midwives want to do abortions, pro-lifers outraged

TORONTO, November 13, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Leadership of the Association of Ontario Midwives is lobbying the Liberal government to change …  Lifesite  (11/13)

 


Woman incorrectly told unborn baby would be deformed

She was told she should talk to her midwife and consider whether to terminate the pregnancy, he said. She was so upset she did not remember … New Zealand Herald  (11/14)

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