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.