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Nitric Oxide Ventilation Improves Recirculation and Right Ventricular Function During V...
https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2020.09.137
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia; Heuts S, Ubben JF et. al.

Oct 20th, 2020 - Ultrasound is used to diagnose pregnancy complications such as miscarriage and fetal health conditions. Within the UK, findings identified during ultrasound examination are delivered by sonographers as standard. However, little is known about the experiences of sonographers when delivering unexpected news (DUN), the impact this has on them, or their preferences for training on news delivery. Qu...

Time in range: a best practice guide for UK diabetes healthcare professionals in the co...
https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.14433
Diabetic Medicine : a Journal of the British Diabetic Association; Wilmot EG, Lumb A et. al.

Oct 19th, 2020 - The emergence of continuous glucose monitoring has driven improvements in glycaemic control and quality of life for people with diabetes. Recent changes in access to continuous glucose monitoring systems within UK health services have increased the number of people able to benefit from these technologies. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an opportunity for diabetes healthcare professionals to ...

Factors associated with adverse COVID-19 outcomes in patients with psoriasis - insights...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7552302
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology; Mahil SK, Dand N et. al.

Oct 19th, 2020 - This study was carried out to determine ovine pregnancy-associated glycoprotein (oPAG) levels in the plasma of Sarda and Lacaune ewes throughout gestation and in the first month postpartum, using two heterologous radioimmunoassays (RIA-706 and RIA-srPool) and to study the correlations between PAG levels and fetal gender and number. On Day 18 of pregnancy, PAG concentrations were detected in 90....

Pregnant women with COVID-19 and risk of adverse birth outcomes and maternal-fetal vert...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-020-01798-1
BMC Medicine; Yang R, Mei H et. al.

Oct 19th, 2020 - The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak is evolving rapidly worldwide. However, little is known about the association between pregnant women with COVID-19 and the risk of adverse birth outcomes. We conducted a retrospective cohort study based on the Maternal and Child Health Information System (MCHIMS) of Wuhan, China. All pregnant women with singleton live birth recorded by the system...

Maternal-Neonatal Dyad Outcomes of Maternal COVID-19 Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane ...
https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0040-1718694
American Journal of Perinatology; Douglass KM, Strobel KM et. al.

Oct 17th, 2020 - This study aimed to describe two cases of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) secondary to novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in pregnant women requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and resulting in premature delivery. The clinical course of two women hospitalized with ARDS due to COVID-19 care in our intensive care (ICU) is summarized; both participants provided c...

Clinical manifestation, outcomes in pregnant women with COVID-19 and the possibility of...
https://doi.org/10.1515/jpm-2020-0431
Journal of Perinatal Medicine; Han Y, Ma H et. al.

Oct 17th, 2020 - Objectives To assess perinatal outcomes of COVID-19 infections during pregnancy and the possibility of vertical transmission. Methods An analysis was performed using Stata 15.0, and Q-test was used to evaluate the heterogeneity of the included studies. Results The most common symptoms were found to be fever (64.78%), cough (59.81%) and shortness of breath or dyspnea (23.86%). Of this 88.73% pat...

Congenital SARS-CoV-2 Infection in a Neonate With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000002941
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal; Correia CR, Marçal M et. al.

Oct 16th, 2020 - Coronavirus disease, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is mainly transmitted through droplets, but other ways of transmission have been hypothesized. We report a case of vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in a preterm born to an infected mother, confirmed by the presence of the virus in the neonatal blood, nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs collected i...

Medications prescriptions in COVID-19 pregnant and lactating women: the Bergamo Teratol...
https://doi.org/10.1515/jpm-2020-0339
Journal of Perinatal Medicine; Giampreti A, Eleftheriou G et. al.

Oct 15th, 2020 - Objectives The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (COVID-19) outbreak in Italy, especially in Lombardy and Bergamo city, represented probably nowadays one of the first major clusters of COVID-19 in the world. The aim of this report is to describe the activity of Bergamo Teratology Information Service (TIS) in supporting the public and health-care personnel in case of drug prescript...

Post lockdown COVID-19 seroprevalence and circulation at the time of delivery, France.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0240782
PloS One; Mattern J, Vauloup-Fellous C et. al.

Oct 15th, 2020 - To fight the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown has been decreed in many countries worldwide. The impact of pregnancy as a severity risk factor is still debated, but strict lockdown measures have been recommended for pregnant women. To evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown on the seroprevalence and circulation of SARS-CoV-2 in a maternity ward in an area that has been significantly...

Ethical challenges for women's healthcare highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7551741
Journal of Medical Ethics; Bruno B, Shalowitz DI et. al.

Oct 13th, 2020 - Healthcare policies developed during the COVID-19 pandemic to safeguard community health have the potential to disadvantage women in three areas. First, protocols for deferral of elective surgery may assign a lower priority to important reproductive outcomes. Second, policies regarding the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 may not capture the complexity of the considerations related to pregn...

Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 vertical transmission during pregnancy.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7552412
Nature Communications; Fenizia C, Biasin M et. al.

Oct 13th, 2020 - The impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection during gestation remains unclear. Here, we analyse the viral genome on maternal and newborns nasopharyngeal swabs, vaginal swabs, maternal and umbilical cord plasma, placenta and umbilical cord biopsies, amniotic fluids and milk from 31 mothers with SARS-CoV-2 infection. In addition, we also test specific anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and expression of genes invo...

Risk for probable post-partum depression among women during the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7549733
Archives of Women's Mental Health; Pariente G, Wissotzky Broder O et. al.

Oct 13th, 2020 - The aim of the current study was to assess the risk for post-partum depression among women delivering during the COVID-19 pandemic as compared to the risk among women delivering before the COVID-19 pandemic. A cohort study was performed among women delivering singletons at term which were recruited in the maternity wards of the Soroka University Medical Center. Recruitment was done during the C...

Histopathology of Third Trimester Placenta from SARS-CoV-2-Positive Women.
https://doi.org/10.1080/15513815.2020.1828517
Fetal and Pediatric Pathology; He M, Skaria P et. al.

Oct 12th, 2020 - This study aims to investigate whether maternal SARS-CoV-2 status affects placental pathology. Methods: A retrospective case-control study was conducted by reviewing charts and slides of placentas delivered between April 1 to July 24, 2020. Clinical history of "COVID-19" was searched in Pathology Database (CoPath). Controls were matched with SARS-CoV-2-negative women with singleton deliveries i...

Sexual activity and contraceptive use during social distancing and self-isolation in th...
https://doi.org/10.1080/13625187.2020.1830965
The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care : the Official Journal of the European Society of Contraception; Caruso S, Rapisarda AMC et. al.

Oct 12th, 2020 - The aims of the study were to investigate the effects of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic on the use of hormonal contraceptives, their discontinuation and the risk of unplanned pregnancy. The study enrolled 317 women listed in the database of the Department of General Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialties, University of Catania, Italy, family planning clinic who were known to b...

Patient and Provider Perspectives of a New Prenatal Care Model Introduced in Response t...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7543890
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Peahl AF, Powell A et. al.

Oct 11th, 2020 - Randomized controlled trials document the safety and efficacy of reduced frequency prenatal visit schedules and virtual visits, but real-world data are lacking. Our institution created a prenatal care delivery model incorporating these alternative approaches to continue safely providing prenatal care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our objective was to evaluate institutional-level adoption and pa...

COVID-19 and first trimester spontaneous abortion: a case-control study of 225 pregnant...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7543983
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Cosma S, Carosso AR et. al.

Oct 11th, 2020 - The disease caused by the "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2" (SARS-CoV-2) was named Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) and classified as a global public health emergency. The evidence related to the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy are limited to the second and the third trimester of pregnancy, while data on the first trimester are scant. Many viral infections can be harmful to the...

The associated factors of cesarean section during COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7547292
Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine; Zhang J, Zhang Y et. al.

Oct 11th, 2020 - Improving and maintaining the health of mothers and newborns is indisputably a global priority, especially during a pandemic. This study intends to examine the factors associated with cesarean section (CS) during lockdown time. A total of 678 women who just gave birth within 7 days were enrolled from maternal and children hospitals in nine cities of China from April to May 2020. The delivery mo...

Encouraging Physical Activity during and after Pregnancy in the COVID-19 Era, and beyond.
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197304
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Atkinson L, De Vivo M et. al.

Oct 10th, 2020 - Physical activity is known to decline during pregnancy and the postnatal period, yet physical activity is recommended during this time due to the significant health benefits for mothers and their offspring. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions imposed to reduce infection rates, pregnant and postnatal women have experienced disruption not just to their daily lives but also t...

Clinical guidance and perinatal care in the era of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
https://doi.org/10.1515/jpm-2020-0400
Journal of Perinatal Medicine; Afshar Y, Silverman NS et. al.

Oct 9th, 2020 - Pregnant women may be at risk for more severe manifestations and sequelae of infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). At this time, there remain significant evidence gaps to allow for comprehensive counseling of pregnant women and their families, specifically regarding the risks of gestational-age specific maternal outcomes and potential risks of intrauterine...

Compassionate Use of Remdesivir in Pregnant Women with Severe Covid-19.
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1466
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; Burwick RM, Yawetz S et. al.

Oct 8th, 2020 - Remdesivir is efficacious for severe COVID-19 in adults, but data in pregnant women are limited. We describe outcomes in the first 86 pregnant women with severe COVID-19 who were treated with remdesivir. Reported data span March 21 to June 16, 2020 for hospitalized pregnant women with PCR-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and room air oxygen saturation ≤94% whose clinicians requested remdesivir th...