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Vincent YT Cheung, 01 Dec 2015

Ultrasonography has been widely used as a routine component of antenatal care. During the assessment of the foetus and the placenta, an adnexal mass may be discovered at the time of the ultrasound examination. Occasionally, an adnexal mass can also be suspected either on physical examination or as a result of clinical symptoms.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 06 Apr 2018

A better quality of diet during pregnancy is associated with lower neonatal adiposity and longer infant length at birth, according to findings from the GUSTO* study.

07 Apr 2018
Female cyclists do not have significantly worse urinary or sexual function compared with other athletes, a recent study has shown. However, other genitourinary conditions, such as saddle sores and genital numbness, are associated with cycling and may lead to sexual dysfunction.
26 Feb 2017
Placement of cervical pessary in women with short cervices and singleton pregnancies does not lower the risk of having preterm births, according to the results of a meta-analysis.

Pregnant women who follow recommended fat, fibre intake have richer gut microbiota

14 Oct 2017

In pregnant women, adherence to recommended dietary intake of fat and fibre is associated with a more beneficial and richer gut microbiota which, in turn, decreases levels of the inflammation marker glycoprotein acetylation (GlycA), a study has shown.

Faecal samples were collected from 100 overweight or obese women in early pregnancy and were then used for DNA extraction. Dietary intake was recorded in food diaries a week before the study visit. Fasting blood samples were collected and used to assess GlycA and lipidomics.

Results showed that intakes of total fibre, soluble fibre and nonsoluble fibres were consistently and positively associated with the diversity and richness of the gut microbiota. In contrast, intake of fat and the different fat types was negatively associated with diversity and richness.

Of all the dietary nutrients, fibre and fat intake showed the most powerful correlations, with fibre being associated with an unknown family under the order Clostridiales and with the family Barnsiellaceae under the phylum Bacteroidetes. Fat intake was negatively correlated with Barnsiellaceae abundance.

Participants were then grouped into three according to adherence to the reference dietary intake: the low-fibre/moderate-fat group (n=57), the high-fibre/moderate-fat group (n=18) and the low-fibre/high-fat group (n=13).

After adjustments, women in the high-fibre/moderate-fat group had a significantly lower relative abundance of the Bacteroidaceae family compared with the low-fibre/high-fat group (25.6 vs 42.4 percent; p=0.001) and the low-fibre/moderate-fat group (25.6 vs 33.2 percent; p=0.002).

The Bacteroides genus was also likewise significantly lower in the high-fibre/moderate fat group than in the low-fibre//moderate fat and low-fibre/high-fat groups.

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Vincent YT Cheung, 01 Dec 2015

Ultrasonography has been widely used as a routine component of antenatal care. During the assessment of the foetus and the placenta, an adnexal mass may be discovered at the time of the ultrasound examination. Occasionally, an adnexal mass can also be suspected either on physical examination or as a result of clinical symptoms.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 06 Apr 2018

A better quality of diet during pregnancy is associated with lower neonatal adiposity and longer infant length at birth, according to findings from the GUSTO* study.

07 Apr 2018
Female cyclists do not have significantly worse urinary or sexual function compared with other athletes, a recent study has shown. However, other genitourinary conditions, such as saddle sores and genital numbness, are associated with cycling and may lead to sexual dysfunction.
26 Feb 2017
Placement of cervical pessary in women with short cervices and singleton pregnancies does not lower the risk of having preterm births, according to the results of a meta-analysis.