In healthy postmenopausal women, treatment with menaquinone-7 (MK-7) for 12 months leads to the reduction of undercarboxylated osteocalcin (ucOC) and the elevation of adiponectin, a recent study has found. In contrast, MK-7 exerts no notable effect on insulin resistance.
Women who have a documented history of penicillin allergy should undergo allergy tests during pregnancy to avoid exposure to potentially less effective broad-spectrum antibiotics, according to a small study presented at ACAAI 2021.
Expectant mothers with symptomatic COVID-19 upon hospital admission for delivery had a higher risk of emergency complications surrounding delivery, according to a small retrospective study from the US presented at Anesthesiology 2021. Furthermore, infants born to symptomatic mothers were more likely to require intensive care unit (ICU) admission or respiratory support.
Pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) who are overweight and have increased blood glucose, as measured by the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT), are highly likely to require subsequent insulin therapy, according to a study.