Pregnancy interval after miscarriage

In a new study published in BMJ Open, researchers at The RAND corporation in the States have reported that if the interval between miscarriage and conception for the next pregnancy is less than 3 months, there is a an increased chance that this next pregnancy will end in a live birth than if the inter […]

Symptom score to predict ectopic pregnancy rupture

A French collaborative study has been published in the journal “Academic Emergency Medicine”. The authors set out to develop a symptom score to predict ectopic pregnancy rupture. The abstract can be read at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22221975 They examined a number of different pain variables. However the most significant were: vomiting during pain, diffuse abdominal pain, pain lasting more […]

Trust Adviser Discusses Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Ectopic Pregnancy.

Abstract The majority of ectopic pregnancies can be diagnosed on transvaginal scan before treatment. Diagnosis should be based on positive visualization of an ectopic pregnancy rather the inability to visualize an intrauterine pregnancy. The majority of ectopic pregnancies will be visible on the initial transvaginal scan performed. Those who do not have their ectopic pregnancies […]

Possible Role of Adrenomedullin In the Pathogenesis of Tubal Ectopic Pregnancy

A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) shows that the hormone adrenomedullin (ADM) may help predict ectopic pregnancy. “This is the first report to address the effect of ADM on cilia beat frequency and muscular contraction in the oviduct,” says the lead author of this […]

Serum Biomarkers for Detecting Ectopic Pregnancy

Abstract Unless an ectopic pregnancy is visible by ultrasound, diagnosis can be a challenge. Differentiating ectopic pregnancies from intrauterine pregnancies can be impossible without intervention or follow-up. This poses a clinical dilemma to the practitioner given the inherent danger to the mother of tubal rupture of an ectopic pregnancy versus the fear of intervening in […]

Reproductive Outcomes After Medical and Surgical Management of Ectopic Pregnancy

Abstract Ectopic pregnancies have a negative impact on future fertility. Prompt diagnosis is paramount to preserve tubal function and reproductive potential. Expectant, medical, and surgical management of ectopic pregnancies have similar efficacy in properly selected patients. Medical management has emerged as a safe alternative to surgery and holds promise for preservation of future fertility. Laparoscopic […]

A Review of the Literature Regarding Expectant Management of Ectopic Pregnancy.

Abstract This article will provide a review of the literature regarding expectant management of ectopic pregnancy. Detailed definitions and methods of evaluation are discussed, as well as pooled existing data on success rates of expectant management. A comparison of expectant management versus other treatment options is provided as well as a review of fertility outcomes […]

Increased Risk of Miscarriage and Ectopic Pregnancy Among Women With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal condition and is most prevalent in women of reproductive age. Research undertaken at the University College Cork (UCC) and the University of Manchester by Ali S. Khashan Eamonn M.M. Quigley Roseanne McNamee Fergus P. McCarthy Fergus Shanahan Louise C. Kenny report that there appears to be an increase in the risk […]