February 8, 2024
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Bleeding during vaginal and caesarean births can be controlled quickly and effectively using the JADA system, an intrauterine vacuum-induced bleeding control device, according to the results of a real-world study published in Nature. Obstetrics and Gynecology.
After resection, bleeding recurrence occurred in 2.8% of women in the vaginal delivery group and 4.1% of women in the caesarean section group.
“Postpartum hemorrhage remains a leading cause of serious preventable maternal morbidity and mortality,” Dena Goffman, MD, Ellen Jacobson Levine, associate professor of quality and patient safety and professor of women’s health in obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, told Healio. “We need more tools to treat this obstetric emergency.”
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In another popular story, researchers found that a low-dose calcium supplement of 500 mg per day may be as effective as 1,500 mg per day in reducing the risk of preeclampsia and preterm birth.
“With the medication burden on women reduced and the cost to governments and programs purchasing calcium pills falling, calcium supplements should be considered widely available where they are needed most – and should start saving thousands of maternal and newborn lives .” Christopher Suffield, ScD, associate professor of global health and nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said in a press release.
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Intrauterine devices control bleeding during vaginal and caesarean deliveries in real-world settings
Bleeding during vaginal and caesarean deliveries can be controlled quickly and effectively using an intrauterine vacuum-induced bleeding control device, according to results of a real-world study published in Nature. Obstetrics and Gynecology. read more.
Low-dose calcium is as effective as high-dose calcium in preventing preeclampsia and premature birth
Researchers report that a low-dose calcium supplement of 500 mg per day may be as effective as the high-dose calcium supplement of 1,500 mg per day currently recommended by the World Health Organization in reducing the risk of preeclampsia and preterm birth. read more.
Long-term breast cancer risk is higher in unscreened ductal carcinoma in situ
Women with ductal carcinoma in situ not detected by routine screening have a higher risk of long-term invasive breast cancer and death compared with the general population and women with cancer detected by screening, researchers say. read more.
Maternal ADHD medication use not associated with child neurodevelopmental disorders and autism
In utero exposure to amphetamine/dextroamphetamine or methylphenidate is not associated with an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in children, according to findings from a cohort study published in 2017. JAMA Psychiatry. read more.
Exposure to buprenorphine during pregnancy associated with lower risk of malformations compared with methadone
Infants exposed to buprenorphine in utero have a lower risk of malformations related to opioid exposure than infants exposed to methadone, according to findings from a cohort study published in 2017. Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. read more.