National maternity review conference shaping the future of maternity care
This year’s Early Pregnancy and Acute Gynaecology conference will be held at in association with the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. Taking place in November at Hammersmith Hospital, the course is for clinicians with an interest in early pregnancy care and acute gynaecology, with EPT Trustee and medical adviser Tom Bourne leading as course director.
Research questionnaire on women’s ectopic pregnancy treatment experiences for GEM-3 trial for Gefitinib
This meeting is aimed at professionals working in early pregnancy units, including midwives, nurses, ultrasonographers, doctors – both trainee and trained. Bookings will be strictly limited to 60 places.
Many women that have had a tube removed due to an ectopic pregnancy worry that when they ovulate from the opposite ovary, that these eggs may be ‘wasted’. Latest research shows that when women conceived naturally after they have had a tube removed, a third of the resulting pregnancies were due to ovulation from the opposite ovary […]
The psychological impact of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage is considerable, however surprisingly there is a relative lack of information about this issue. The ectopic pregnancy trust is carrying out an important survey into the emotional impact that your ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage has had on you, and your perception of the healthcare that you received. […]
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 […]
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 […]
There is a new paper in Fertility and Sterility (Fertil Steril. 2012 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print) in that offers an excellent review of the mechanism of action of chlamydia on the Fallopian tube – what we know and where the gaps are in our knowledge. It is a review of the literature – so […]
An important new paper has been published in the open access journal PLOS ONE in relation to recurrent miscarriage (RM). Weimer et al have shown that there are differences in the migration patterns of endometrial stromal cells in women with and without a history of RM. In controls, the presence of a poor quality embryo […]