Excluding pregnancy among women initiating antiretroviral therapy: efficacy of a family planning job aid
- PREGNANCY. TATUM IV, WILLIAM O.; KAPLAN, PETER W.; PIERRE, JALLON // Epilepsy A to Z: A Concise Encyclopedia;2009, p265
An encyclopedia entry for "pregnancy" is presented. More than 1.1 million women in the U.S. have epilepsy, including pregnant women with epilepsy (WWE). Epileptic women conceive with increased frequency. Also, 40% of pregnancies are unplanned. Epilepsy serves as an individual risk factor for...
- Folic acid supplements in pregnancy and early childhood respiratory health. S E Håberg // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Mar2009, Vol. 94 Issue 3, p180
BACKGROUND: Folate supplementation is recommended for pregnant women to reduce the risk of congenital malformations. Maternal intake of folate supplements during pregnancy might also influence childhood immune phenotypes via epigenetic mechanisms. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship...
- Treatment of asthma during pregnancy: more solid evidence needed. Cazzola, Mario; Matera, Maria Gabriella // Thorax;Nov2008, Vol. 63 Issue 11, p944
The article reports on the need of a more solid evidence leading to treatment of asthma during pregnancy. The author explains the association of risks in the development of congenital malformations with pregnant women undergoing asthma medications. An important study showed evidence of safe...
- Midwife is first-choice for childbearing women. // World of Irish Nursing & Midwifery;Apr2006, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p17
The article reports that the International Confederation of Midwives has recognized a need to identify the midwife as the most appropriate healthcare professional for women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period in Ireland. The group believes that midwives and midwifery skills are...
- PREGNANCY HOTLINE. Landau, Meryl Davids // Self;Oct2002, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p98
Presents news related to pregnancy as of October 2002. Beauty tips for pregnant women; Labor room tips; Fertility problems of women.
- Efavirenz use during pregnancy and for women of child-bearing potential. Chersich, Matthew F; Urban, Michael F; Venter, Francois WD; Wessels, Tina; Krause, Amanda; Gray, Glenda E; Luchters, Stanley; Viljoen, Dennis L // AIDS Research & Therapy;2006, Vol. 3, p11
Background: Efavirenz is the preferred non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor for first-line antiretroviral treatment in many countries. For women of childbearing potential, advantages of efavirenz are balanced by concerns that it is teratogenic. This paper reviews evidence of efavirenz...
- Advocacy group: Poor resource distribution preventing many pregnant women from receiving ART. // Infectious Disease News;Jun2009, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p12
The article focuses on a report issued by the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition concerning the poor resource distribution of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for pregnant women.
- Amniotic band syndrome. Rushton, D.I. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);3/19/1983, Vol. 286 Issue 6369, p919
Focuses on the incidence of amniotic band syndrome in live births. Correlation between the bands and fetal malformations; Categories of fetal malformations; Necessity for ultrasound to detect the syndrome in early pregnancy.
- Sodium valproate should be avoided in pregnant women. // Australian Journal of Pharmacy;May2011, Vol. 92 Issue 1092, p84
The article presents information on a study conducted on the adverse effects of using valproic acid in the first trimester of pregnancy. The study, conducted on 1,565 pregnant women who were exposed to valproic acid, identified 14 malformations that were much more common among the offspring of...