Tag: stillbirth

1. Dual exposure to drinking and smoking after the first trimester of pregnancy was significantly associated with increased risk of late stillbirth compared to individuals with no exposure or who had quit before the end of the first trimester. 2. Given that alcohol is frequently used with tobacco, including by...
1. There was no significant difference with regard to diagnosis and treatment of pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction, and gestational diabetes between the telehealth integrated care and conventional models. 2. A significant reduction in the incidence of pre-term births among women in high-risk pregnancies was seen (-0.68% change per week). Evidence Rating...
1. The COVID-19 lockdown was associated with a significantly increased risk of preterm birth, institutional stillbirth and neonatal mortality in Nepal. 2. The overall number of institutional births were significantly reduced with national lockdown, with increased inequality noted across ethnicities. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Modelling studies have estimated a...
1. Maternal factor V Leiden mutations were more common among pregnancies ending in stillbirth. 2. Fetal plasminogen activation inhibitor (PAI)-1 4G/4G polymorphism was associated with decreased odds of stillbirth. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: Stillbirth, defined as fetal demise at ≥20 weeks gestation, affects approximately 6 out of every 1000...
1. Compared to women who had a live birth in their first pregnancy, women who experienced an initial stillbirth were nearly four times more likely to experience one in their second pregnancy. 2. This increased risk of recurrent stillbirth remained after adjusting for confounding factors.  Evidence Rating Level: 1...
Image: PD 1. This report describes the first reported case of acute Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) associated with a second-trimester stillbirth in a 39-year-old woman Evidence Rating Level: 4 (Poor) Study Rundown: Severe respiratory infections during pregnancy can compromise oxygen flow to fetus, which may result in intrauterine growth...
Image: PD  1. Metoclopramide use in pregnancy was neither significantly associated with increased risk of major malformations overall nor increased risk of 20 different individual malformation categories. 2. Metoclopramide use in pregnancy was also not significantly associated with spontaneous abortion or stillbirth.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: While most pregnancy-related nausea...