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Geotemporal analysis of perinatal care changes and maternal mental health: an example f...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00737-022-01252-6
Archives of Women's Mental Health; Hendrix CL, Werchan D et. al.

Aug 14th, 2022 - Our primary objective was to document COVID-19 induced changes to perinatal care across the USA and examine the implication of these changes for maternal mental health. We performed an observational cross-sectional study with convenience sampling using direct patient reports from 1918 postpartum and 3868 pregnant individuals collected between April 2020 and December 2020 from 10 states across t...

Covid-19: Study provides further evidence that mRNA vaccines are safe in pregnancy.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o2013
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Wise J

Aug 13th, 2022 - Covid-19: Study provides further evidence that mRNA vaccines are safe in pregnancy.|2022|Wise J,|

Psychosocial outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic on pregnant women.
https://doi.org/10.1080/01443615.2022.2109410
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology : the Journal of Th... Erin R, Baki Erin K et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - The aim of this study was to compare the levels of anxiety and social support evaluated in pregnancy before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study was designed prospectively and observationally. Participants were asked to fill in two different questionnaire forms for the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support and The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. Independent t-test and Pearso...

SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Pregnancy: Placental Histomorphological Patterns, Disease Sever...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159517
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Wong YP, Tan GC et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - The association between maternal COVID-19 infection, placental histomorphology and perinatal outcomes is uncertain. The published studies on how placental structure is affected after SARS-CoV-2 virus in COVID-19-infected pregnant women are lacking. We investigated the effects of maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection on placental histomorphology and pregnancy outcomes. A retrospective cohort study on 47...

SARS-CoV-2 testing and detection during peripartum hospitalizations among a multi-cente...
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciac657
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication Of... Delahoy MJ, Munoz F et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - Identifying SARS-CoV-2 infections during peripartum hospitalizations is important to guide care, implement prevention measures, and understand infection burden. This cross-sectional analysis used electronic health record data from hospitalizations during which pregnancies ended (peripartum hospitalizations) among a cohort of pregnant persons at 3 U.S. integrated healthcare networks (Sites 1-3)....

Comparison of Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes Before vs During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.26531
JAMA Network Open; Molina RL, Tsai TC et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - Little is known about changes in obstetric outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. To assess whether obstetric outcomes and pregnancy-related complications changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This retrospective cohort study included pregnant patients receiving care at 463 US hospitals whose information appeared in the PINC AI Healthcare Database. The relative differences in birth outcomes, pre...

Covid-19 vaccination in pregnancy.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj-2021-069741
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Badell ML, Dude CM et. al.

Aug 11th, 2022 - Pregnancy is an independent risk factor for severe covid-19. Vaccination is the best way to reduce the risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection and limit its morbidity and mortality. The current recommendations from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and professional organizations are for pregnant, postpartum, and lactating women to receive covid-19 vaccination. Pre...

Cervical ripening as an outpatient procedure in the pandemic - minimizing the inpatient...
https://doi.org/10.1515/jpm-2022-0196
Journal of Perinatal Medicine; Kummer J, Koenigbauer JT et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - With an increasing incidence of labor induction the socioeconomic costs are increasing and the burden on hospital capacities is rising. In addition, the worldwide SARS-CoV-2 pandemic asks for improvements in patient care during pregnancy and delivery while decreasing the patient-staff contact. Here, we are retrospectively analyzing and comparing a mechanical ripening device that is utilized as ...

Preeclampsia and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection: a systemati...
https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000003213
Journal of Hypertension; Tossetta G, Fantone S et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the cause of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) disease that has rapidly spread worldwide, causing hundreds of thousand deaths. Normal placentation is characterized by many processes strictly regulated during pregnancy. If placentation is impaired, it can lead to gestational disorders, such as preeclampsia that is a multisyste...

Self-monitoring of blood pressure in pregnancy: A mixed methods evaluation of a nationa...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9364829
Pregnancy Hypertension; Wilson H, Tucker KL et. al.

Aug 8th, 2022 - To evaluate how English maternity units implemented self-monitoring of blood pressure (SMBP) in pregnancy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mixed methods including surveys, anonymised patient data and in-depth interviews with women. Maternity units across England. 45 maternity units completed a survey about the implementation of SMBP (supported by the provision of guidance and blood pressur...

Scientific, Ethical, and Legal Considerations for the Inclusion of Pregnant People in C...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9351207
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Sewell CA, Sheehan SM et. al.

Aug 8th, 2022 - Clinical trials to address the COVID-19 public health emergency have broadly excluded pregnant people from participation, illustrating a long-standing trend of clinical trial exclusion that has led to a clear knowledge gap and unmet need in the treatment and prevention of medical conditions experienced during pregnancy or of pregnancy-related conditions. Drugs1 approved for a certain medical co...

Risk factors for anxiety and depression among pregnant women during COVID-19 pandemic -...
https://doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.14388
International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics: the ... Kajdy A, Sys D et. al.

Aug 7th, 2022 - Mind-COVID is a prospective cross-sectional study aimed to assess risk factors for anxiety and depression among pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study compares outcomes in middle-income economies and high-income economies. 7,102 pregnant women from 12 high-income economies and 9 middle-income economies were included. The web-based survey used two standardised instruments, GAD-7...

Quantitative Analysis of Vertical Transmission of Maternal SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies to Neo...
https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/piac065
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society; Golan N, Ashkenazi S et. al.

Aug 6th, 2022 - Serum antibody levels to SARS-CoV-2 in infants born to mothers who had received 2 doses of the BNT2b2 vaccine during pregnancy correlated positively with increasing gestational age at vaccination (P < .01) and negatively with increasing time from vaccination (P < .01), with a significant drop in infants aged >60 days (P = .045).

Safety of Booster Doses of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine in Pregnancy in ...
https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000004889
Obstetrics and Gynecology; Moro PL, Olson CK et. al.

Aug 5th, 2022 - To evaluate and summarize reports to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a national spontaneous reporting system, in pregnant people who received a booster dose of mRNA coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. We searched VAERS for U.S. reports of adverse events in pregnant people who received a booster dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine from September 22, 2021, to March 24, 2...

How Misinformation About COVID Vaccines and Pregnancy Took Root Early On and Why It Won't Go Away
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/978711

Aug 5th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for Dispatches, a newsletter that spotlights wrongdoing around the country, to receive our stories in your inbox every week. Even before the COVID-19 vaccine was authorized, there was a plan to discredit it. Leaders in...

Challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic on the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9354310
BMC Medical Education; Wådell M, Örtqvist AK et. al.

Aug 5th, 2022 - To outline how the training program and work situation of residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) was affected by the pandemic and to illuminate how residents experienced these changes. As part of the COVID-19 in Pregnancy and Early Childhood Staff (COPE Staff) cohort study, between January and May 2021, all participating residents were invited to answer a 28-question online Resident Su...

Bebtelovimab - bebtelovimab injection, solution-Eli Lilly and Company
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=fd8dc07c-3aae-4cc2-a547-3a19357411ca

Aug 5th, 2022 - SPL UNCLASSIFIED SECTION HIGHLIGHTS OF EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION (EUA) These highlights of the EUA do not include all the information needed to use BEBTELOVIMAB under the EUA. See the FULL FACT SHEET FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS for BEBTELOVIMAB. BEBTELOVIMAB injection for intravenous use Original EUA Authorized Date: 02/2022 Revised EUA Authorized Date: 08/2022 ----------------------------RECENT...

Preterm birth among pregnant persons with severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9362668
Journal of Perinatology : Official Journal of the Califor... Newton SM, Reeves EL et. al.

Aug 5th, 2022 - We examined the relationship between trimester of SARS-CoV-2 infection, illness severity, and risk for preterm birth. We analyzed data for 6336 pregnant persons with SARS-CoV-2 infection in 2020 in the United States. Risk ratios for preterm birth were calculated for illness severity, trimester of infection, and illness severity stratified by trimester of infection adjusted for age, selected und...

Impact of antimalarial resistance and COVID-19 pandemic on malaria care among pregnant ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9351224
BMC Infectious Diseases; Segala FV, Di Gennaro F et. al.

Aug 5th, 2022 - Uganda accounts for 5% of all malaria cases and deaths reported globally and, in endemic countries, pregnancy is a risk factor for both acquisition of P. falciparum infection and development of severe malaria. In recent years, malaria control has been threatened by COVID-19 pandemic and by the emergence, in Northern Uganda, of both resistance to artemisinin derivatives and to sulfadoxine-pyrime...

Analyzing delay in referral of pregnant women and children under five years old during ...
https://doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2022.2105845
Health Care for Women International; Joulaei H, Fatemi M et. al.

Aug 3rd, 2022 - The researchers assessed the delay in referral of pregnant women and children under five years old during the COVID-19 pandemic that they require regular healthcare. This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2021 in Fars, Iran. A total of 591 households with pregnant women and children under five years old were recruited, then having delay and the number of their delays in regular visits duri...