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Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Pregnancy and Outcomes Among Pregnant Women and Neonates: A...
https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000003102 10.1093/cid/ciaa675
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal; Mark EG, McAleese S et. al.

Apr 13th, 2021 - Limited data are available about the outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during pregnancy and risk of vertical transmission in exposed neonates. We reviewed studies published February 1, 2020, through August 15, 2020, on outcomes in pregnant women with COVID-19 and neonates with perinatal exposure. Among pregnant women with COVID-19, 181 (11%) required intensive care unit admission ...

The efficacy of reduced-visit prenatal care model during the coronavirus disease 2019 p...
https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000025435
Medicine Wang X, Wang Y et. al.

Apr 13th, 2021 - While this reduced-visit prenatal care model during the COVID-19 pandemic is well-intentioned, there is still a lack of relevant evidence to prove its effectiveness. Therefore, in order to provide new evidence-based medical evidence for clinical treatment, we undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the efficacy of reduced-visit prenatal care model during the COVID-19 pandemic....

Safety of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (TDF) for Pregnant Women facing the COVID-19 Pa...
https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwab109
American Journal of Epidemiology; Hernandez-Diaz S, Bateman BT et. al.

Apr 13th, 2021 - We assessed the teratogenicity of tenofovir, a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) drug similar to remdesivir currently being evaluated for the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Using US Medicaid Analytic Extract (MAX) claims data (2000-2014), we identified a population-based pregnancy cohort of women with HIV who filled ≥1 prescription for antiretroviral therapies (ART) during t...

FDA Lifts In-Person Dispensing Requirement for Mifepristone
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/949244

Apr 13th, 2021 - The Food and Drug Administration has lifted in-person dispensing requirements for mifepristone when used for medical termination of early pregnancy. In an April 12, 2021, letter to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, acting commissioner of food and drugs Janet Woodcock stated that the FDA would exercise discretion to permit the dis...

Women perception of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination during pregnancy and subsequent maternal anx...
https://doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2021.1910672
The Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine : the O... Mappa I, Luviso M et. al.

Apr 12th, 2021 - The use of Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine in pregnant women is controversial and still not performed in Italy. Our objective was to evaluate the propensity of a population of Italian women to receive the vaccine and its psychological impact. A prospective, observational study was performed on pregnant women attending Ospedale Cristo Re Università Roma TorVergata. A multi-section questionnai...

The Future of Abortion is Now: Mifepristone by Mail and In-Clinic Abortion Access in th...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2021.03.033
Contraception Mark A, Foster AM et. al.

Apr 12th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted health care delivery in all aspects of medicine, including abortion care. For six months, the mifepristone Risk Evaluation and Mitigation strategy (REMS) was temporarily blocked, allowing for remote provision of medication abortion. Remote medication abortion may become a dominant model of care in the future, either through the formal health system or through sel...

Maternal medicine in the COVID era.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2021.03.003
Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Relph S, Thangaratinam S

Apr 11th, 2021 - The coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic has directly and indirectly impacted pregnant women with co-morbidities or antenatal medical complications, through vulnerability to the severe effects of COVID-19 and service reconfiguration. Women with diabetes or hypertension in pregnancy are at higher risk of admission to intensive care, need for invasive ventilation and death from COVID-19. Su...

Feds Let Illinois Extend Postpartum Medicaid Coverage
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/949159

Apr 11th, 2021 - The federal government has approved a request by Illinois to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage to a full year from the current standard of 60 days. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced the approval at a press briefing today, noting that it was occurring during Black Maternal Health Week. The coverage extension is aimed at decreasing maternal morbidity and mortality, pa...

The severity of COVID-19 among pregnant women and the risk of adverse maternal outcomes.
https://doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.13700
International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics: the ... Samadi P, Alipour Z et. al.

Apr 9th, 2021 - To evaluate the relationship between the severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during pregnancy and the risk of adverse maternal outcomes. A descriptive-analytical cross-sectional study conducted on 258 pregnant women who were hospitalized due to confirmed COVID-19 from March 2020 to January 2021 at the Forghani Hospital in Qom, Iran. Demographic and obstetric characteristics, laborat...

Effects of the COVID pandemic on pregnancy outcomes.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7969862
Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Elsaddig M, Khalil A

Apr 9th, 2021 - Pregnant women and neonates are often categorised as being at high risk during the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Numerous studies have demonstrated that the characteristics of COVID-19 disease in pregnant women and non-pregnant women are very similar. However, pregnant women with COVID-19 in the third trimester are more likely than their non-pregnant counterparts to require inte...

Depression and anxiety in pregnancy during COVID-19: A rapid review and meta-analysis.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2021.113912
Psychiatry Research; Tomfohr-Madsen LM, Racine N et. al.

Apr 9th, 2021 - The study rapidly reviewed and meta-analyzed the worldwide prevalence of depression and anxiety among pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic. A systematic search of the literature and meta-analyses were conducted from December 2019 - February 2021 with a total of 46 studies meeting inclusion criteria. Depression was assessed in 37 studies (N = 47,677), with a pooled prevalence of 25.6%. An...

The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) COVID-19 Registry: An anal...
https://doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000005592
Anesthesia and Analgesia; Katz D, Bateman BT et. al.

Apr 8th, 2021 - Early reports associating SARS-CoV-2 infection with adverse pregnancy outcomes were biased by including only women with severe disease without controls. The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) COVID Registry was created to compare peripartum outcomes and anesthetic utilization in women with and without SARS-CoV-2 infection delivering at institutions with widespread testing....

Characteristics and outcomes of COVID-19 pneumonia in pregnancy compared with infected ...
https://doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.13697
International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics: the ... Vizheh M, Muhidin S et. al.

Apr 8th, 2021 - To compare the clinical and paraclinical features and outcomes of pregnant and nonpregnant women with COVID-19. A multicenter retrospective cohort study of pregnant and nonpregnant women of reproductive age hospitalized between March and October 2020 in Tehran, Iran. Medical records were reviewed and women who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on RT-PCR were included. Extracted data were compared ...

Ocular Abnormalities Not Likely in Newborns of SARS-CoV-2-infected Mothers
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/949001

Apr 8th, 2021 - (Reuters Health) - Unlike pathogens such as Cytomegalovirus and Zika, SARS-CoV-2 is not likely to cause ocular problems in newborns whose mothers were infected with the virus during pregnancy, a new case series suggests. In an analysis of data from 165 infants born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, researchers found that just six newborns had positive PCR findings for SARS-CoV-2, and none of the six displa...

The COVID-19 outbreak increases maternal stress during pregnancy, but not the risk for ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8027291
Archives of Women's Mental Health; Boekhorst MGBM, Muskens L et. al.

Apr 8th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic affects society and may especially have an impact on mental health of vulnerable groups, such as perinatal women. This prospective cohort study of 669 participating women in the Netherlands compared perinatal symptoms of depression and stress during and before the pandemic. After a pilot in 2018, recruitment started on 7 January 2019. Up until 1 March 2020 (before the pand...

Maternal and perinatal outcomes and placental pathologic examination of 29 SARS-CoV-2 i...
https://doi.org/10.1111/jog.14784
The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research; Blasco Santana L, Miraval Wong E et. al.

Apr 6th, 2021 - On December 31, 2019, an unknown outbreak of pulmonary disease was reported in China. The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was the etiologic agent of this disease, and responsible of the current pandemic of COVID-19. Accumulated evidence on placental features is based most on case-reports and small case-series, with differing results. We gathered a cohort of 29 infected pregnant mothers who deliver...

Models of Incorporating Telehealth into Obstetric Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic, It...
https://doi.org/10.1089/tmj.2020.0553
Telemedicine Journal and E-health : the Official Journal ... Almuslim H, AlDossary S

Apr 5th, 2021 - Introduction: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly contagious viral infection. Hospitals worldwide have decreased face-to-face visits to reduce the exposure to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Prenatal and postpartum care are essential for the health of women and their fetuses. Therefore, many hospitals have incorporated telehealth into their protocol...

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

Apr 5th, 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...

COVID Pandemic Increased Stillbirth and Maternal Death Rates: Study
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/948516

Apr 4th, 2021 - (Reuters) - Rates of stillbirth and maternal deaths rose by around a third during the COVID-19 pandemic, with pregnancy outcomes getting worse overall for both babies and mothers worldwide, according to an international data review published on Wednesday. Pooling data from 40 studies across 17 countries, the review found that lockdowns, disruption to maternity services, and fear of attending he...

Association between Viral Infections and Risk of Autistic Disorder: An Overview.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7999368
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Shuid AN, Jayusman PA et. al.

Apr 3rd, 2021 - Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition of the central nervous system (CNS) that presents with severe communication problems, impairment of social interactions, and stereotypic behaviours. Emerging studies indicate possible associations between viral infections and neurodegenerative and neurobehavioural conditions including autism. Viral infection during critical period...