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Over the past few decades, there has been widespread concern about the increasing proportion of births born by caesarean delivery. The rising rate of primary caesarean section has led to the increased number of obstetric population with a history of prior caesarean delivery. Although this group of women may be offered planned vaginal birth after previous caesarean section (VBAC) or elective repeat caesarean section (ERCS), the VBAC rate is generally low particularly in well-developed countries. In the United States, the VBAC rate has decreased to 8.5% by 2006, while the total caesarean rate has increased to 31.1%.1

one year ago
Kidney and bladder stones (urinary tract stones) are not risk factors for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, according to the women’s health initiative.
Lianne Cowie, 3 years ago

Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α inhibitors are commonly used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but the effects of these agents on pregnancy outcomes remain unclear. Now, a systematic review of the English literature has indicated that they pose little risk to the mother or her infant, even if use is continued through the third trimester.

one year ago
A study on participants from the Women's Health Initiative showed the dissociation between calcium/vitamin D supplementation and reduction in menopausal symptoms.

Tracing the networks of recently infected persons could facilitate early diagnosis and treatment of HIV infection

3 months ago
Strategic tracing of the contact networks of persons recently infected with HIV could be a useful means by which public health officials can find and treat other newly infected individuals, according to a recent study.

In the Transmission Reduction Intervention Project (TRIP), which was conducted in Greece between 2013 and 2015, researchers studied drug injector networks to evaluate the effectiveness of a network intervention aimed at detecting individuals with recent (within the past 6 months) HIV infection. Drug injectors were classified according to their HIV status, testing history and time of initial infection, and the networks of 23 drug injectors with recent HIV infection and of 19 drug injectors with long-term HIV infection were traced for two steps.

The total number of network members among individuals with recent and long-term HIV infection was 171 and 65, respectively. The number of network contacts who were newly diagnosed with HIV was 5 times greater among individuals with recent versus long-term HIV infection (ratio, 5.23, 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.54–27.61). Similarly, among HIV-infected network members, the proportion of individuals with recent infection was 3 times greater in the networks of drug injectors who were themselves recently infected (27% vs 8%; ratio, 3.30, 95% CI, 1.04–10.3).
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3 years ago

Over the past few decades, there has been widespread concern about the increasing proportion of births born by caesarean delivery. The rising rate of primary caesarean section has led to the increased number of obstetric population with a history of prior caesarean delivery. Although this group of women may be offered planned vaginal birth after previous caesarean section (VBAC) or elective repeat caesarean section (ERCS), the VBAC rate is generally low particularly in well-developed countries. In the United States, the VBAC rate has decreased to 8.5% by 2006, while the total caesarean rate has increased to 31.1%.1

one year ago
Kidney and bladder stones (urinary tract stones) are not risk factors for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, according to the women’s health initiative.
Lianne Cowie, 3 years ago

Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α inhibitors are commonly used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but the effects of these agents on pregnancy outcomes remain unclear. Now, a systematic review of the English literature has indicated that they pose little risk to the mother or her infant, even if use is continued through the third trimester.

one year ago
A study on participants from the Women's Health Initiative showed the dissociation between calcium/vitamin D supplementation and reduction in menopausal symptoms.