Pregnancy

Managing Headache During Pregnancy: Expert Insight

Managing Headache During Pregnancy: Expert Insight

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Headache screening should be a routine part of a prenatal visit so that if and when a patient presents with an attack, a suitable plan of action is already established.

Substance Use Disorder Rates Up in Childbearing Women

Substance Use Disorder Rates Up in Childbearing Women

Between 2005 and 2014, the prevalence of chronic conditions increased across all segments of the childbearing population, including substance use disorder.

Safety Guidelines Issued for Use of RA Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation

Safety Guidelines Issued for Use of RA Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation

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Although a majority of women with rheumatoid arthritis were previously though to achieve remission during pregnancy, recent studies indicate remission occurs in only 20% to 40% of cases.

PTSD More Likely in Pregnant Women With Migraines

PTSD More Likely in Pregnant Women With Migraines

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Women who are pregnant and have migraines are more likely to have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than women without migraine.

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy, Offspring Intellectual Disability Not Linked

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy, Offspring Intellectual Disability Not Linked

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There is no association between intellectual disability and maternal use of antidepressants during pregnancy.

HCV Transmission Knowledge Among Opioid-Dependent Pregnant Patients

HCV Transmission Knowledge Among Opioid-Dependent Pregnant Patients

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Most opioid-dependent pregnant patients understand that intravenous drug use is a major transmission modality of hepatitis C virus.

Head Computed Tomography Safe in Pregnant Women Presenting With Headache in the Emergency Department

Head Computed Tomography Safe in Pregnant Women Presenting With Headache in the Emergency Department

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MRI is ordered more often than CT for pregnant patients with headache, despite no significant difference in radiation risk.

Female Reproductive Stages and Migraine

Female Reproductive Stages and Migraine

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The estimated overall prevalence of migraine is 18% in women and 6% in men, and the rate is as high as 37% among women during the reproductive years.

Migraine Treatment During Pregnancy Linked to Adverse Events

Migraine Treatment During Pregnancy Linked to Adverse Events

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Pregnant women who seek treatment for acute migraine may experience higher rates of preterm delivery, preeclampsia, and low birth weight compared with the general population.

Opiate Detox During Pregnancy Appears Safe for Fetus

Opiate Detox During Pregnancy Appears Safe for Fetus

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Researchers found the importance of intense behavioral health follow-up to reduce the occurrence of neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Pain Pharmacotherapy Changes For RA During Pregnancy

Pain Pharmacotherapy Changes For RA During Pregnancy

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The pregnant patient with rheumatoid arthritis may need to have pain medication changed due to potential effects on the fetus.

Patient-Controlled PO Analgesia Non-Inferior to Parenteral Analgesia Post C-Section

Patient-Controlled PO Analgesia Non-Inferior to Parenteral Analgesia Post C-Section

This randomized, controlled study found that women assigned to a PO patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) regimen after c/s had comparable rates of pain control as compared to patients receiving standard parental analgesia for postoperative pain management.

Are Pregnant Women With Migraine at Risk for Labor, Delivery Complications?

Are Pregnant Women With Migraine at Risk for Labor, Delivery Complications?

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A new study revealed that pregnant women with severe migraine may be at increased risk for labor and delivery complications.

Support for CDC's Zika Virus Travel Precautions Continues

Support for CDC's Zika Virus Travel Precautions Continues

Travel to affected regions not recommended for pregnant women or women considering pregnancy.

Newborn Abstinence Syndrome Up, Tied to Increasing Prenatal Opioid Use

Newborn Abstinence Syndrome Up, Tied to Increasing Prenatal Opioid Use

14 to 22% of pregnant women in the United States are prescribed opioids.

Study: Opioid-Related Constipation Treatment Suboptimal in Pregnancy

Study: Opioid-Related Constipation Treatment Suboptimal in Pregnancy

PAMORA strategy appears to safe with superior effectiveness.

Prolonged Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy May Suppress Testosterone in Babies

Prolonged Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy May Suppress Testosterone in Babies

Prolonged acetaminophen use (1 week) by pregnant women may suppress fetal testosterone production, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh.

Prescription Opioids And Their Effects on Infants

Prescription Opioids And Their Effects on Infants

Study discusses link between opioid use and neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Pain Management During Pregnancy Warrants Special Consideration

Pain Management During Pregnancy Warrants Special Consideration

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Opioid use in women of reproductive-age has been a hot topic in the news of late.

Opioids Commonly Taken by Reproductive-Aged Females

Opioids Commonly Taken by Reproductive-Aged Females

Health officials recommend lowest effective dose for shortest amount of time.

Vitamin B-12, Folate Mitigate Reproductive Effects of DDT

Vitamin B-12, Folate Mitigate Reproductive Effects of DDT

In women with vitamin B-12 deficiency, high DDT linked to lower incidence of clinical pregnancy

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