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Seek Safe Strategies to Diagnose Gestational Diabetes During Pandemic
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931287

May 27th, 2020 - Clinicians and pregnant women are less likely to prescribe and undergo the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) to diagnose gestational diabetes in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a review by H. David McIntyre, MD, of the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, and Robert G. Moses, MD, of Wollongong (Australia) Hospital. National and international discussions of whether ...

Evidence and possible mechanisms of rare maternal-fetal transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcv.2020.104447
Journal of Clinical Virology : the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology; Egloff C, Vauloup-Fellous C et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - While SARS-CoV-2 infection has spread rapidly worldwide, data remains scarce about the natural history of infection in pregnant women and the risk of mother-to-fetal transmission. Current data indicates that viral RNA levels in maternal blood are low and there is no evidence of placental infection with SARS-CoV-2. Published reports to date suggest that perinatal transmission of SARSCoV- 2 can o...

Ectopic Pregnancy During Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): To Operate, or Not to Ope...
https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000003995
Obstetrics and Gynecology; Hansen KA, Stovall DW

May 27th, 2020 - Ectopic Pregnancy During Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): To Operate, or Not to Operate.|2020|Hansen KA,Stovall DW,|

A Pregnant Doctor Navigates COVID-19 Fight in Low Income LA
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931088

May 26th, 2020 - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After putting a coronavirus patient onto a ventilator to help him to breathe, Dr. Zafia Anklesaria noted to herself that her baby never kicked during emergency procedures. It was not until she was back in her office and had removed most of her protective equipment that he made his presence known. Anklesaria is seven months pregnant with her first child. The 35-year works...

UK COVID-19 Update: MHRA Approves Remdesivir 
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931116

May 25th, 2020 - These are the UK coronavirus stories you need to know about today. UK COVID-19 Update: MHRA Approves Remdesivir  Remdesivir (Gilead) has become the first COVID-19 treatment to get a positive scientific opinion from the MHRA under the Early Access to Medicines Scheme. This support for the antiviral drug doesn't replace licensing procedures but allows use before formal approval is granted. The ma...

Complications and outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 in pregnancy: where and what is the evidence?
https://doi.org/10.1080/10641955.2020.1769645
Hypertension in Pregnancy; Teles Abrao Trad A, Ibirogba ER et. al.

May 25th, 2020 - To add to the growing evidence on SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy, so as to better inform clinical decision making and optimize patient outcomes. A systematic search of relevant databases was perfomed on 25 March 2020 and a repeat search, on 10 April 2020. Reports of pregnant patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection at any time during their pregnancy were reviewed and summarized . We summarized...

Clinical Characteristics of 46 Pregnant Women with a SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Washington...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7234933
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Lokken EM, Walker CL et. al.

May 22nd, 2020 - The impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on pregnant women is incompletely understood, but early data from case series suggest a variable course of illness from asymptomatic or mild disease to maternal death. It is unclear whether pregnant women manifest enhanced disease similar to influenza viral infection or whether specific risk factors might predispose to severe disease. To des...

Endocrinology in the time of COVID-19: Management of hyper- and hypo- thyroidism.
https://doi.org/10.1530/EJE-20-0445
European Journal of Endocrinology; Boelaert K, Visser WE et. al.

May 21st, 2020 - This manuscript provides guidance on the management of thyroid dysfunction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Auto-immune thyroid diseases are not linked to increased risks of COVID-19. Uncontrolled thyrotoxicosis may result in more severe complications from SARS-CoV-2 infection, including thyroid storm. The management of patients with a new diagnosis of hyperthyroidism is best undertaken with a blo...

Update on clinical outcomes of women with COVID-19 during pregnancy.
https://doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.13236
International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics: the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics; Zeng Y, Lin L et. al.

May 21st, 2020 - Pregnant women have a disproportionately high risk of complications from other types of viral pneumonia; however, little is known about the full impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in pregnancy. Pregnant women are uniquely susceptible to severe illnesses caused by viral infection, possibly due to the shift from cellular to humoral immunity during pregnancy and the puerperium [1].

Placental Pathology in COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcp/aqaa089
American Journal of Clinical Pathology; Shanes ED, Mithal LB et. al.

May 21st, 2020 - To describe histopathologic findings in the placentas of women with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during pregnancy. Pregnant women with COVID-19 delivering between March 18, 2020, and May 5, 2020, were identified. Placentas were examined and compared to historical controls and women with placental evaluation for a history of melanoma. Sixteen placentas from patients with severe acute resp...

Perinatal depressive and anxiety symptoms of pregnant women along with COVID-19 outbrea...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7211756
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Wu Y, Zhang C et. al.

May 21st, 2020 - On January 20, 2020, a new coronavirus epidemic with "human-to-human" transmission was officially announced by the Chinese government, which caused significant public panic in China. Pregnant women may be particularly vulnerable and in special need for preventative mental health strategies. Thus far, no reports exist to investigate the mental health response of pregnant women to the COVID-19 ou...

UN Rejects US Claim It Is Using Coronavirus to Promote Abortion
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/930959

May 21st, 2020 - NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United Nations rejected on Thursday an accusation by the United States that the world body was using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to promote access to abortion through its humanitarian response to the deadly global outbreak. The U.N. is seeking some $6.7 billion for its coronavirus response plan and has so far received $1 billion, of which $172.9 million w...

Clinical Implications of Universal Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SAR...
https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000003983
Obstetrics and Gynecology; Miller ES, Grobman WA et. al.

May 20th, 2020 - Clinical Implications of Universal Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Testing in Pregnancy.|2020|Miller ES,Grobman WA,Sakowicz A,Rosati J,Peaceman AM,|

Clinical Findings and Disease Severity in Hospitalized Pregnant Women With Coronavirus ...
https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000003979
Obstetrics and Gynecology; Savasi VM, Parisi F et. al.

May 20th, 2020 - To investigate the clinical evolution of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in hospitalized pregnant women and potential factors associated with severe maternal outcomes. We designed a prospective multicenter cohort study of pregnant women with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection who were admitted to 12 Italian maternity hospitals between February 23 and Marc...

The Relationship between Status at Presentation and Outcomes among Pregnant Women with ...
https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0040-1712164
American Journal of Perinatology; London V, McLaren R et. al.

May 19th, 2020 - This study was aimed to compare maternal and pregnancy outcomes of symptomatic and asymptomatic pregnant women with novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This is a retrospective cohort study of pregnant women with COVID-19. Pregnant women were divided into two groups based on status at admission, symptomatic or asymptomatic. All testing was done by nasopharyngeal swab using polymerase chai...

Exclusion of Pregnant Women from Clinical Trials during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pa...
https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0040-1712103
American Journal of Perinatology; Smith DD, Pippen JL et. al.

May 19th, 2020 - Pregnant women have been historically excluded from clinical trials for nonobstetric conditions, even during prior epidemics. The objective of this review is to describe the current state of research for pregnant women during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. We conducted a search of international trial registries for trials relating to the novel coronavirus. The eligibility cri...

Pregnancy affected by SARS-CoV-2 infection: a flash report from Michigan.
https://doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2020.1765334
The Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine : the Official Journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians; Qadri F, Mariona F

May 19th, 2020 - The world is currently affected by the invasion of a human to human highly transmissible novel corona virus classified as SARS-CoV-2. It causes a severe acute lower respiratory tract syndrome named corona virus disease (CoVid-19). The virus is detected primarily by RT-PCR. The reproduction number (Ro) has been reported between 2.28 and 5.27]. It is beyond our objective to provide an in-depth di...

Severe COVID-19 in a pregnant patient admitted to hospital in Wuhan.
https://doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.13232
International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics: the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics; Yu Y, Fan C et. al.

May 19th, 2020 - In December 2019, an outbreak of a novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) began in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. This virus strain causes the respiratory illness coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Despite significant research efforts in this field, there is limited data on COVID-19 in pregnancy. This article presents a case of a pregnant woman from Wuh...

NIH to Study How COVID-19 Pandemic May Have Affected Pregnancy Outcomes in US
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/930764

May 19th, 2020 - (Reuters) - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) said on Tuesday it will study whether changes to the healthcare delivery system implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic have led to more pregnancy-related complications in the United States. The study will also assess the risk of pregnant COVID-19 patients transmitting the virus to their fetus, and monitor the newborns until they are discharg...

Near-term pregnant women's attitude toward, concern about and knowledge of the COVID-19...
https://doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2020.1763947
The Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine : the Official Journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians; Yassa M, Birol P et. al.

May 18th, 2020 - Background: COVID-19 is a novel type of the coronavirus family with an incompletely described clinical course. Little is known about the psychological aspects, particularly for vulnerable populations including pregnant women.Objectives: To understand the attitude, concerns, and knowledge of the non-infected pregnant women toward the COVID-19 outbreak in order to constitute base data for detaile...