Maternal pre-pregnancy BMI linked to pediatric allergic disease development

A University of Ottawa-led study of nearly 250,000 children in Ontario over seven years – the largest of its kind – found a mother's weight before pregnancy may impact their newborn's risk of developing allergic diseases in early childhood, whereas weight gain during pregnancy did not seem to have the same effect. Here are the key points from the study, […]

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COVID-19 Disease May Actually Cause Preeclampsia, Suggests Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. New evidence strongly suggests that COVID-19 disease causes an increased risk of preeclampsia and preterm birth in those who have an infection while pregnant, according to a retrospective observational study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Though the study was observational, its primary […]

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Hyperimmune Globulin Fails to Prevent Congenital CMV Infection

Administering hyperimmune globulin to pregnant women who tested positive for cytomegalovirus (CMV) did not reduce CMV infections or deaths among their fetuses or newborns in a randomized controlled trial. The study was published online July 28 in The New England Journal of Medicine. Up to 40,000 infants a year have congenital CMV infections, which can lead to stillbirth, neonatal death, […]

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Onsite Contraceptive Services Curb Unintended Pregnancies in Women With Opioid Use Disorder

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For women with opioid use disorder (OUD) at risk for unintended pregnancy, onsite contraceptive services are likely more effective than usual care, but adding incentives to such services is the most cost-effective and beneficial intervention, researchers say. “Clinicians should be aware that many women with OUD are interested in more effective contraceptive methods, including long-acting […]

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Wrong Patient Orders Twice as Likely in OB Units as Med-Surg

Clinicians in obstetric units place nearly twice as many wrong-patient orders as their medical-surgical counterparts, based on a retrospective look at more than 1.3 million orders. These findings suggest that obstetric patients are at particular risk for this type of medical error, and that steps are needed to address obstetric clinical culture, work flow, and electronic medical record interfaces, reported […]

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Intersection of Trauma, Race in Pregnancy Calls for More Study

Black patients experienced more moderate to severe violent trauma during pregnancy than did non-Black patients at a single Baltimore institution, according to a small retrospective cohort study presented in a poster at the 2021 virtual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. “Trauma is the leading nonobstetric cause of death in pregnant women,” and Black communities are at […]

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