Preeclampsia as a harbinger of longer-term cerebral damageA study looks at the long-term impact that preeclampsia can have on mothers' brains. Plus: A study examines the impact of maternal obesity on a child's risk of childhood epilepsy.
Postpartum depression on the declineA study examines whether postpartum depression is on the decline. Plus: Are women who develop preeclampsia at greater risk of cardiovascular disease than those who didn't? Also, a look at the impact of severe nutrition deficiency in pregnancy on the development of mental health disorders in offspring.
BPD: Complication of prematurity
BPD: Complication of prematurityDespite improvements in obstetric and neonatal care leading to increased survival of premature infants, little progress has been made in the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Pediatricians need to be aware of changing definitions, risk factors, prevention, and long-term health outcomes of this disease in their premature patients.
Maternal death from intracranial hemorrhageA 34-year-old Ohio woman was under the care of her longtime family physician, who had minor privileges to deliver uncomplicated pregnancies at a specific hospital, for her pregnancy. The woman is diagnosed with eclampsia in her third trimester and is immediately given a cesarean. After delivery, she is unresponsive having died from a massive intracranial hemorrhage. The physician is sued for fraudulently representing her abilities in obstetric care. What's the verdict?
Can a healthful diet reduce hypertension risk with GDM history?Does a healthy diet reduce the risk of high blood pressure in women who had a history of gestational diabetes? Also, a new meta-analysis indicates that a way to predict preeclampsia may be possible. Plus: A look at the impact of preconception lifestyle on pregnancy loss.
Does preeclampsia increase risk of infant heart defects?A population analysis examines if preeclampsia may serve as a warning sign for heart defects in the neonate. Also, do chlamydia antibodies mean reduced fertility? Plus: Can ovary removal help CVD risk in diabetic women?
Mild chronic hypertension in pregnancy: To treat or not to treat?The debate over which approach most benefits mother and baby still rages.
Obstetric history and CVD risk
Obstetric history and CVD riskHow a woman’s body responds to pregnancy may predict her later cardiovascular health.
Ob/gyns should join the fight against quiet killerCardiovascular problems can complicate pregnancy, and pregnancy can reveal cardiovascular risks.
Transplantation: The end of absolute uterine-factor infertility?AAGL attendees are normally reserved, but on Wednesday they got on their feet to give an ovation to the doctor who engineered the first pregnancy in a woman with a transplanted uterus.