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Incidence, risk factors and impact of seasonal influenza in pregnancy: A national cohor...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0244986
PloS One; Vousden N, Bunch K et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to severe infection from influenza resulting in poor neonatal outcomes. The majority of evidence relates to pandemic 2009 A/H1N1 influenza. The objective of this study was to describe the characteristics and outcomes of pregnant women hospitalised with seasonal influenza. This national, prospective, observational cohort study used the UK Obstetric Surv...

To treat or not to treat: perceptions of the initial American Society for Reproductive ...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10815-021-02064-w 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2020.03.021 10.1016/j.rbmo.2020.05.015 10.1016/j.ajog.2020.03.021 10.15585/mmwr.mm6944e3 10.15585/mmwr.mm6944e2externalicon 10.1111/ajo.13204
Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics; Wiltshire A, Jackson-Bey T et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - The objective of this study was to evaluate the perception of the initial ASRM COVID-19 recommendations for infertility treatment held by women's health providers within varying subspecialties, as well as their attitudes toward pregnancy and fertility during this time. An electronic survey was sent to all women's healthcare providers, including physicians, mid-level providers and nurses, in all...

Maternal and Neonatal Characteristics and Outcomes of COVID-19 in Pregnancy: An Overvie...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020596
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Papapanou M, Papaioannou M et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - (1) Background: A considerable number of systematic reviews, with substantial heterogeneity regarding their methods and included populations, on the impact of COVID-19 on infected pregnant women and their neonates, has emerged. The aim was to describe the obstetric-perinatal and neonatal outcome of infected pregnant women and their newborns during the COVID-19 pandemic; (2) Methods: Three bibli...

Placental pathology of the third trimester pregnant women from COVID-19.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7806280
Diagnostic Pathology; Gao L, Ren J et. al.

Jan 14th, 2021 - To explore the clinical characteristics and placental pathological changes of pregnant women with 2019 novel coronavirus (CoV) disease (COVID-19) in the third trimester, and to assess the possibility of vertical transmission. The placenta tissues were evaluated by using immunohistochemistry for inflammatory cells and Hofbauer cells, and using severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) CoV-2 RNA F...

COVID-19 vaccine testing in pregnant females is necessary.
https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI147553
The Journal of Clinical Investigation; Klein SL, Creisher PS et. al.

Jan 14th, 2021 - Limited evidence exists regarding the use of the currently approved COVID-19 mRNA vaccines (Pfizer-BioNtech BNT162b2 and Moderna mRNA-1273) during pregnancy. In this Viewpoint, Klein et al. discuss gaps in knowledge and make recommendations to incorporate age, sex, and pregnancy in the preclinical and clincal vaccine development pipeline.

Impact of COVID-19 on Pregnancy.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7797535
International Journal of Medical Sciences; Wang CL, Liu YY et. al.

Jan 13th, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and is an emerging disease. There has been a rapid increase in cases and deaths since it was identified in Wuhan, China, in early December 2019, with over 4,000,000 cases of COVID-19 including at least 250,000 deaths worldwide as of May 2020. However, limited data about the clinical cha...

Russian Woman United With Baby After COVID-19 C-section and 51 Days on Life Support
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/943965

Jan 12th, 2021 - MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian woman who was admitted to hospital heavily pregnant and with what doctors said were potentially fatal levels of COVID-19 lung damage was reunited with her newborn baby after spending 51 days on a ventilator and giving birth by C-section. Oksana Shelomentseva was hospitalised in the Siberian city of Irkutsk in the 32nd week of her pregnancy, having had a high fever f...

High-security closed devices are efficient and safe to protect human oocytes from poten...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7799863
Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics; Porcu E, Tranquillo ML et. al.

Jan 12th, 2021 - The main purpose and research question of the study are to compare the efficacy of high-security closed versus open devices for human oocytes' vitrification. A prospective randomized study was conducted. A total of 737 patients attending the Infertility and IVF Unit at S.Orsola University Hospital (Italy) between October 2015 and April 2020 were randomly assigned to two groups. A total of 368 p...

Spontaneous pregnancies among infertile couples during assisted reproduction lockdown f...
https://doi.org/10.1111/andr.12973
Andrology Villani MT, Morini D et. al.

Jan 11th, 2021 - The worldwide spread of the SARS-CoV-2 infection has profoundly affected all aspects of human life, with tangible consequences in several contexts, including reproduction. However, evidences on the inter-relation between psychological distress and reproductive medicine are still conflicting. The national lockdown imposed in Italy in March-May 2020 and the consequent assisted reproductive techni...

"Alexa, Am I pregnant?": A content analysis of a virtual assistant's responses to prena...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7771908
Patient Education and Counseling; Schindler-Ruwisch J, Palancia Esposito C

Jan 10th, 2021 - To elucidate whether Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa, provides evidence-based support as a supplement to provider-facilitated prenatal care, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using a conceptual content analysis approach, a query of 40 questions, relating to all phases of pregnancy, was collected from Alexa by two independent investigators, using two unique devices, over a one-week period between ...

Moderna covid-19 vaccine - cx-024414 injection, suspension-Moderna US, Inc.
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=e0651c7a-2fe2-459d-a766-0d59e919f058

Jan 10th, 2021 - SPL UNCLASSIFIED SECTION The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to permit the emergency use of the unapproved product, MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINE, for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. SPL UNCLASSIFIED SECTION Vaccination providers enrolled in the federal COVID-19 Vaccination Program must report...

Feeling the Void: Lack of Support for Isolation and Sleep Difficulties in Pregnant Wome...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020393
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Talbot J, Charron V et. al.

Jan 9th, 2021 - Pregnant women face many physical and psychological changes during their pregnancy. It is known that stress, caused by many factors and life events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, can negatively impact the health of mothers and offspring. It is the first time social media, such as Twitter, are available and commonly used during a global pandemic; this allows access to a rich set of data. The obj...

Implementation of early management of iron deficiency in pregnancy during the SARS-CoV-...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7774011
European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology; Stewart T, Lambourne J et. al.

Jan 8th, 2021 - Iron deficiency is the commonest cause for anaemia worldwide making it a formidable issue particularly during pregnancy because of increased iron demands. This study looked at establishing a lower limit of normal for haemoglobin concentration (Hb) in our population and to proactively address potentially symptomatic iron deficiency during the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The lower limit of norma...

Restructuring maternal services during the covid-19 pandemic: Early results of a scopin...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2020.102916
Midwifery Montagnoli C, Zanconato G et. al.

Jan 7th, 2021 - The novel coronavirus outbreak has caused substantial changes in societal norms as well as adjustments in health systems worldwide. To date the impact of these pandemic-related variations has yet to be fully understood also in the field of maternal health for which continuity of care is a proven life-saving preventive measure. Following the PRISMA guidelines for reviews, a literature search was...

What does self-selection of dietary proteins in rats tell us about protein requirements...
https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.13194
Obesity Reviews : an Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity REFERENCES; Even PC, Gehring J et. al.

Jan 6th, 2021 - Omnivores are able to correctly select adequate amounts of macronutrients from natural foods as well as purified macronutrients. In the rat model, the selected protein levels are often well above the requirements estimated from the nitrogen balance. These high intake levels were initially interpreted as reflecting poor control of protein intake, but the selected levels were later found to be pr...

Psychological distress and postponed fertility care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7783482
Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics; Lawson AK, McQueen DB et. al.

Jan 5th, 2021 - To evaluate perceptions of delayed fertility care secondary to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was a cross-sectional anonymous survey of N = 787/2,287 patients (response rate = 42.6%) from a single academic fertility center. Participants were randomized 1:1 to receive supplemental educational explaining the rationale behind recommendations to delay fertility treatments due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

A Preparedness Model for Mother-Baby Linked Longitudinal Surveillance for Emerging Thre...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7780211
Maternal and Child Health Journal; Woodworth KR, Reynolds MR et. al.

Jan 4th, 2021 - Public health responses often lack the infrastructure to capture the impact of public health emergencies on pregnant women and infants, with limited mechanisms for linking pregnant women with their infants nationally to monitor long-term effects. In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in close collaboration with state, local, and territorial health departments, began a 5...

In Utero SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Unlikely, but Neonates May Be Unprotected
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/943567

Jan 4th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. No maternal viremia, placental infection, or vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2 occurred during a biorepository study that included 64 women with SARS-CoV-2 infection, researchers reported in JAMA Network Open. Of 64 women with SARS-CoV-2 infection, 36% were asymptomatic, 34% had mild disease, ...

Safety of pharmacological options for the management of COVID-19 in pregnant women: An ...
https://doi.org/10.3233/JRS-200060
The International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine; Manchanda K, Singh J et. al.

Jan 2nd, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a viral illness caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2) presenting with pulmonary and extra-pulmonary manifestations. The first case was reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and has rapidly progressed to the form of a pandemic. The presentation is mild in about 80 percent of the cases, but the disease can also progress ...