A single dose of oral azithromycin with or without amoxicillin falls short of reducing the risk of maternal peripartum or neonatal infection among women experiencing prolonged labour or rupture of membranes at term, a study has found.
Prepregnancy maternal weight affects birth outcomes of twins conceived through assisted reproductive technology (ART), with maternal obesity tied to higher neonatal weight and the risk of preterm birth and maternal underweight linked to lower birthweight, a recent study has found.
Recent research by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Baylor College of Medicine discovers that aspirin’s benefit in preventing pre-eclampsia is mediated through decelerating the metabolic clock of gestation.
Use of extended-release metformin can lengthen gestation in women with preterm pre-eclampsia, providing proof of concept that treatment of preterm pre-eclampsia is possible, suggests a study. However, further research is warranted.
Altered measures of the coagulation parameters, specifically high international normalised ratio and low haemoglobin, in the third trimester of pregnancy among women with severe anaemia appear to contribute to an increased risk of postpartum haemorrhage, a study has found.
The antimigraine medications dihydroergotamine (DHE) and triptan seem to aggravate the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes such as premature birth and spontaneous abortion (SA), a recent study has found.