In this section of current affairs in gynecology We offer you the news that appear in the press and the media in relation to contents of scientific advances, treatments, early diagnosis and other aspects that have to do with general gynecology, gynecological oncology, pregnancy, etc.
Menopause is often accompanied by a variety of symptoms that can affect a woman's quality of life. A new study suggests that the severity of some of those symptoms, especially depression and sexual dysfunction, were related to a woman's cognitive performance. The study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
Although menopause is a natural phenomenon, not all women of all ethnic groups experience it in the same way. The frequency and severity of symptoms can vary greatly from one woman to another. Previous studies have evaluated the effect of these symptoms on a woman's physical and mental well-being. This new study involving more than 400 women is different because it evaluated the effect of menopausal symptom severity on general cognitive performance and its five domains, including orientation, registration, attention, recall, and language and visuospatial skills.
The recommendation to all women who want a pregnancy or are pregnant is not to drink alcohol. Alcohol use during pregnancy is a risk factor that can lead to stillbirth, miscarriage, premature delivery, intrauterine growth retardation, and low birth weight. This is what the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SEGO) warns, in relation to the queries they have received about alcohol consumption during pregnancy, in line with publications on the social network Instagram with wide echo.
The advice and detailed information to the patient and the optimization of anemia and nutritional status, keys for the preoperative process. The Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SEGO) has shared the Guide for Intensified Recovery in Gynecological Oncology to accelerate recovery and reduce complications in women operated on for gynecological cancer. This pioneering document includes up to two hundred measures based on scientific evidence to optimize recovery and reduce the response to surgical stress, allow faster recovery of bowel function, improve pain control, reduce hospital stay and promote incorporation of the patient to her normal life.
A study of smokers found that the first day of a quit attempt is more difficult for women than for men in 12 low- and middle-income countries, where about 60 percent of the world's smokers live. Researchers from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health reported that this is a particularly significant finding since the first day of abstinence is one of the most critical predictors of long-term smoking cessation. The study also showed that larger health warning labels on cigarette packages were associated with lower odds of one-day relapse among women.
A blood test may one day be able to predict whether a pregnant woman will develop a serious blood pressure disorder months before symptoms appear. Preeclampsia occurs in around 1 in 20 pregnancies, usually in the third trimester, and can cause organ damage, stroke, and preterm birth. Pregnancy-related high blood pressure disorders are among the leading causes of maternal death worldwide.
Women who received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during a single menstrual cycle had a temporary increase in cycle length of almost a day compared to unvaccinated women, according to a study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology. This increase was not associated with any change in the number of days of menstruation, the researchers noted, adding that menstrual cycles typically vary somewhat from month to month and that this increase was within the normal range of variability.
The results of a study published today in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), suggest that a common type of N95 respirator can be safely reprocessed to increase supply during future epidemics. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reprocessed respirators using vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP), a standard decontamination approach, and found that the devices maintained their function and effectiveness in human subjects for up to 25 cycles. to re-use.
Women of childbearing age with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD) have disease flares in the premenstrual period, according to a research letter published online Dec. 15 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Giacomo Dal Bello, MD, of the University of Verona in Italy, and colleagues examined symptoms and variations in disease severity during the menstrual cycle among women of childbearing age with AD. Women aged 18 to 45 years with AD (87 women) or psoriasis (82 women) were asked to complete a questionnaire about their skin disease and gynecological characteristics; they were evaluated for three consecutive months during the premenstrual, menstrual, and postmenstrual periods.
Imaging techniques, such as ultrasound technologies and minimally invasive procedures, are powerful tools to assess the health and progress of the pregnancy. A study of 1.840 pregnancies in eight diverse patient cohorts has allowed researchers to develop a method to assess the health and normal progress of pregnancy using a single blood draw. It has been tested in pre-eclampsia and produced a seven-fold improvement in correctly predicting the disease compared to current methods. Imaging techniques, such as ultrasound technologies and minimally invasive procedures, are powerful tools to assess the health and progress of the pregnancy.
It has also achieved good results, but somewhat inferior, if the 'prick' is received at the beginning of pregnancy or weeks before gestation. Vaccination against COVID-19 in pregnant women has turned out to be more effective when the injection is inoculated in the third trimester of pregnancy, although it has also achieved good results, although somewhat inferior, if the "prick" is received at the beginning of the pregnancy or weeks before gestation. This has been revealed by an investigation by the Weill Cornell Medical Center (New York), which has been published in the journal 'Obstetrics & Gynecology'. The study has analyzed the levels of antibodies against the 'spyke' protein in the blood of almost 1.400 pregnant women and in the umbilical cord blood of their babies.
Free birth control for all women under 25 will be available in France from Saturday, expanding a scheme aimed at those under 18 to ensure young women don't stop taking contraception because they can't afford it. The scheme, which could benefit three million women, covers the pill, IUDs, contraceptive patches and other methods made up of steroid hormones. Contraception for minors was already free in France. Several European countries, including Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and Norway, make contraceptives free for teens.
A group of already tested drugs, from the family of ribonucleic reductase inhibitors, seems to effectively stop the most aggressive type of uterine cancer. The research, which has been published in ´Cancer Research´, is led by researchers from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland (USA) and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York (USA), who have shown that these drugs are target two mutations in the gene that encodes the tumor suppressor PP2A, present in up to 40% of uterine serous carcinomas.
Studies from the University of Turku in Finland reveal that a healthy and comprehensive diet that reduces inflammation in the body reduces the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus. Obesity is a significant risk factor for developing gestational diabetes mellitus, and an increasing number of pregnant women are overweight or obese. Eating habits affect both obesity and the appearance of gestational diabetes mellitus.
According to a new study, vaccination against COVID-19 of expectant mothers elicits levels of antibodies against the outer "spike" protein of SARS-CoV-2 at the time of delivery that do not vary dramatically with the timing of vaccination during delivery. pregnancy and, therefore, do not justify the delay in vaccination. The study was conducted by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian. The researchers, whose study was published Dec. 28 in Obstetrics & Gynecology, analyzed how levels of anti-spike antibodies in the mother's blood and the baby's umbilical cord at the time of delivery varied with the time of previous vaccination. in nearly 1400 women and their babies.
No changes are observed in plasma anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels three months after vaccination with COVID-19 mRNA, according to a study published online Dec. 22 in Human Reproduction. Aya Mohr-Sasson, MD, of the Sheba Medical Center in Tel-Hashomer, Israel, and her colleagues conducted a prospective study involving 129 women of reproductive age (18 to 42 years) vaccinated with two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. COVID-19 21 days apart. Blood samples were collected to determine AMH levels before the first administration of the vaccine and after three months.
The study in question also allows predicting its appearance years before. Stem cell scientists have revealed the origins of a common ovarian cancer by modeling fallopian tube tissue, allowing them to characterize how a genetic mutation puts women at high risk for this cancer and predict many years before if they will suffer, as published in the magazine 'Cell Reports'.
Specifically, the tissues created, known as organoids, have the potential to predict which individuals will develop ovarian cancer years or even decades in advance, allowing early detection and prevention strategies.
For women undergoing breast augmentation, returning to exercise a week after surgery does not increase the risk of complications, but it does lead to greater patient satisfaction, reports a clinical trial in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Leaking urine when sneezing, coughing, or laughing is not normal and should be treated. 57 percent of Spanish women have recognized that they have experienced pelvic floor problems at least once at some point in their life, according to the survey carried out by Intimina, which has consulted 8.000 women, between 25 and 55 years old, in United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy and Croatia. The company emphasizes that urine leakage when sneezing, coughing or laughing is not normal and should be treated, as is painful intercourse, postpartum incontinence and many other symptoms that affect women in general, regardless of the country of origin. .
If you have more sudden urges to run to the bathroom as you get older, you are not alone. A new study suggests that postmenopausal women ages 45 to 54 are more likely to have overactive bladder syndrome (OAB). Additionally, obesity and multiple births put women at higher risk for stress urinary incontinence.
According to a new study, babies born to women who had COVID-19 during pregnancy showed reassuring patterns of growth and development at 6-month follow-up. Babies born to women who had COVID-19 during pregnancy showed reassuring patterns of growth and development at 6-month follow-up, according to a study by the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern Medicine in association with Erie Family Health. Center, a federally qualified health center (FQHC) serving a diverse, low-income patient population. The study, published in the Journal of Perinatal Medicine, reports on infant outcomes from the longest follow-up to date of prenatal exposure to COVID-19.
Using certain personal care products during pregnancy can affect maternal hormone levels, according to a new study. Beauty and personal care products contain several ingredients that often include a wide range of endocrine disrupting chemicals, such as phthalates, parabens, phenols, parabens, and toxic metals. These chemicals interact with hormonal systems, influencing the synthesis, regulation, transport, metabolism, and reception of hormones, which are especially vulnerable during pregnancy.
An international team of researchers has found evidence to suggest that women who live their lives surrounded by green spaces experience less severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms than women who do not. In their article published in the journal Environment International, the group describes their study that involved surveys of women living in Norway and Sweden and what they learned from studying the responses.
PMS is an emotional and physical medical condition experienced by many of before your period. Previous research has suggested that it is related to changes in hormone levels; Symptoms include: tender breasts, swelling, food cravings, humor changes , changes in libido, trouble sleeping, anxiety, headaches, blemishes on the skin, oily hair and tiredness.
Treatment of patients with recurrent ovarian cancer has been based primarily on systemic therapy. The role of secondary debulking surgery is unclear. In women with recurrent ovarian cancer, cytoreductive surgery followed by chemotherapy resulted in longer overall survival than chemotherapy alone.
Pregnant women with COVID-19 are more likely to have complications with pregnancy and delivery compared to those without, according to the November 30th research publication in the open access journal PLoS Medicine. The study looks at hospitalization for births in France during the first six months of the pandemic and suggests that vaccination may be helpful in protecting women and their babies, particularly for women at increased risk of developing serious COVID-19 infections. .
In part of a recent human study led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), it was discovered that after eating a curry dish containing pepper, piperine, an alkaloid responsible for the spiciness of pepper, was present in milk. of breastfeeding women. The findings help decipher the mechanisms that shape our food preferences from infancy.
If you urinate a little when you laugh, dance, exercise, or sneeze, you may have stress urinary incontinence. While this can be annoying, it can be treated, and even a few small lifestyle changes can make a big difference, according to the Urology Care Foundation, the official foundation of the American Urological.
An unborn baby could become infected with COVID-19 if their gut is exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a new study finds. An unborn baby could become infected with Covid-19 if their gut is exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, finds a new study led by UCL researchers with Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the NIHR Great Ormond Street Biomedical Research Center.
Women who use cannabis during pregnancy, potentially to relieve stress and anxiety, may inadvertently predispose their children to susceptibility to stress and anxiety, according to a study by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the City University of New York published Monday, November 15, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
A vaccine to protect against the human papillomavirus (HPV) has been found to reduce cervical cancer cases by nearly 90%, according to a recent study published in The Lancet. Although one in ten girls has not yet been vaccinated. Cervical cancer, which can be caused by HPV, is one of the few cancers that can be prevented with a vaccine. This is why the HPV vaccination program was introduced in UK schools in 2008 and is offered to girls aged 12-13. The program has been very successful in the UK, with over 80% of eligible girls receiving it to date. But our research has shown that there are still gaps in the vaccination program.
Following the introduction of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in England, there was a substantial reduction in cervical cancer and the incidence of grade 3 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN3), according to a study published online on 3 May. November in The Lancet.
Moms who had COVID-19 when they gave birth can help boost their baby's growing immunity to the virus by breastfeeding, a small study suggests. Breast milk contains certain maternal antibodies that can help protect babies from infection as their own immune systems develop. Studies indicate that is also true for SARS-CoV-2: Breast milk from mothers who had COVID-19, or who have been vaccinated against it, contains antibodies against the virus.
According to studies, cervical cancer cases plummeted among British women who received a vaccine against the human papillomavirus. Comparing cervical cancer and precancer rates before and after the introduction of an HPV immunization program in England in 2008, the researchers found a "substantial reduction", especially among younger women who received the injection, according to the results published in the medical journal The Lancet. .
New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, shows that heart rate monitoring is a feasible and accurate tool for checking for heart rhythm abnormalities in fetuses of pregnant women with anti-cancer antibodies. Ro / SSA.
Women with anti-Ro / SSA antibodies are at increased risk for complications during pregnancy, including congenital heart block. Anti-Ro / SSA antibodies may be present in rheumatic diseases such as lupus systemic erythematosus, also known as SLE or lupus, and Sjögren's syndrome.
Scientists have revealed new ways to calculate older mothers' personal risk for serious pregnancy problems, such as having babies born still, premature, or very young.
The Manchester Advanced Maternal Age Study (MAMAS) was led by Alex Heazell, Professor of Obstetrics at the University of Manchester and Honorary Obstetrician Consultant at Saint Mary's Hospital (SMH). The findings were published in the journal BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. Experts from the Tommy's Stillbirth Research Center at the University of Manchester, within Saint Mary's Hospital, collected data on 158 mothers aged 20, 212 aged 30 and 157 aged 40: a total of 527 mothers in six UK hospitals as of March 2012 and October 2014.
Bone mineral density in the femoral neck bone in postmenopausal women decreased by an average of 10% over a 25-year follow-up, according to a new study. As the world's longest follow-up of changes in bone mineral density in postmenopausal women, the study shows that bone loss after menopause is significantly less than previously assumed based on previous studies.
In a study carried out at the University of Helsinki, it was found that infant formula is associated with approximately 70% more occurrence of genes associated with antibiotic resistance in the gut of newborns, more than the other factors studied. The study also shows that breastfeeding is associated with less proliferation of antibiotic-resistant opportunistic pathogens in the infant, which may reduce the risk of difficult infections.
A new study led by UCLA Health researchers found that women over 50 who had breastfed their babies performed better on cognitive tests compared to women who had never breastfed
The findings, published in Evolution, Medicine and Public Health, suggest that breastfeeding may have a positive impact on the cognitive performance of postmenopausal women and may have long-term benefits for the mother's brain.
A new study found no correlation between COVID-19 vaccines and the risk of miscarriage in the first trimester, providing further evidence for the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy.
The study looked at several Norwegian national health registries to compare the proportion of vaccinated women who suffered a miscarriage during the first trimester and of women who were still pregnant at the end of the first trimester.
Pregnant women with coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) are at increased risk of adverse outcomes, and Covid-19 vaccination is recommended during pregnancy. However, safety data on vaccination with Covid-19 during pregnancy remains limited.
After surgery within the abdominal or pelvic cavities, scar tissue often forms on the inner linings of these cavities and can adhere to the organs within them. This adherence occurs in 93% of these patients and can affect the intestines, liver, urinary bladder, gallbladder, and female reproductive organs. In up to 20% of cases of adhesions, serious complications can arise, such as chronic abdominal or pelvic pain, fertility problems, or intestinal obstruction.
This not only results in increased patient suffering and mortality, but adds more than $ 1 billion in additional hospital costs in the United States alone.
A new study indicates that the two-dose immunization schedule for COVID-19 mRNA vaccines eventually stimulates comparable antibody responses in pregnant, lactating, and non-pregnant women of reproductive age, but the key functions of the antibodies are activated more slowly. in pregnant and lactating women after the first dose.
The research, which was led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and published in Science Translational Medicine, points to the importance of following recommended timelines for the first and second doses of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines in pregnant women. and infants to ensure full immunity.
The sequence of events that take place during UTI maintains a delicate balance between responses aimed at eliminating bacteria and those that minimize tissue damage. The identification of the dynamic events that occur during urinary tract infections (UTI) has revealed a new potential strategy to combat this condition, considered the most common type of infection, published in the journal 'Cell Reports'.
Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Washington School of Medicine in the United States have found that the sequence of events that take place during UTI maintains a delicate balance between responses aimed at eliminating bacteria and those that they minimize the tissue damage that can occur in the process.
A recent study by WEHI and ENDIA has found that type 1 diabetes is associated with changes in the gut microbiome during pregnancy and could contribute to complications in both mother and baby. The research found a link between type 1 diabetes and changes in the gut microbiome that are associated with intestinal inflammation, which could explain the increase in pregnancy complications in women with the condition.
A study led by the University of Birmingham, in the United Kingdom, has revealed for the first time that the contraceptive pill can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by more than a quarter in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The research findings, published in the journal 'Diabetes Care', also show that women with PCOS have twice the risk of developing type 2 diabetes or prediabetes (dysglycemia), highlighting the urgent need to find treatments to reduce this risk.
Postpartum depression affects about one in eight women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Samba Reddy, a professor in the department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics at Texas A&M University School of Medicine, is the principal investigator of a laboratory that may have discovered a treatment for postpartum depression, which has historically been undiagnosed and undiagnosed. to a large degree.
Free sanitary pads and menstrual tampons must be provided in restrooms at all California public schools and universities beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. The bill, signed Oct. 8 by Governor Gavin Newsom, is in addition to a 2017 law that requires low-income schools in underserved areas to provide students with free menstrual products, the Associated Press reported. The new law expands that to include all public and state schools: grades 6-12, community colleges, and the California State University and University of California systems.
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 11 and 20 percent of women who give birth each year in the United States have symptoms of postpartum depression, which is the greatest risk factor for maternal suicide and infanticide. Given that there are 4 million births a year, this equates to nearly 800,000 women with postpartum depression each year.
Current biological and psychosocial models of Breastfeeding suggest that breastfeeding could possibly reduce a woman's risk of postpartum depression. However, previous studies have only looked at the initiation of breastfeeding and the duration of breastfeeding. Furthermore, small and often homogeneous samples have yielded non-generalizable results lacking statistical power with biased results due to higher levels of education, income, and proportions of white participants compared to the general population of the sampled country.
According to the researchers, Unvaccinated pregnant women are increasingly being hospitalized with COVID-19 during a nationwide surge in the Delta variant.
Unvaccinated pregnant women are increasingly being hospitalized with COVID-19 during a nationwide surge in the Delta variant, according to research from UT Southwestern Medical Center. The study, which covers more than 1,500 cases in the Dallas area as of May 2020, offers a snapshot of what doctors believe is happening in communities across the country. Research shows that the proportion of pregnant COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization increased from 10% to 15% in late August and early September, more than double the percentage last year before the appearance of the Delta variant.
Menstruating women experienced irregularities in their menstrual cycle due to increased stress during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study found.
The study surveyed more than 200 menstruating women in the United States between July and August 2020 to better understand how stress during the COVID-19 pandemic influenced their menstrual cycles. More than half (54%) of the people in the study experienced changes in their menstrual cycle after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
A new study from researchers at University of Kentucky Markey Cancer shows that a combination of two drugs may be helpful in treating paclitaxel-resistant ovarian cancers. the study shows that the combination of paclitaxel and lapatinib is synergistic, or when used together, the combined effect is better than expected; which may be a promising treatment strategy for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer.
Women who receive the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine during pregnancy transmit high levels of antibodies to their babies, a new study finds.
The effectiveness of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, the researchers say, lies in their ability to trigger the production of the correct antibodies - blood proteins capable of protecting people from infection. It remained to be asked whether this protection could be passed from mothers to their children before birth.
Mutations in the ARID1A gene are present in more than 50% of ovarian clear cell carcinomas (OCCC), for which effective treatments are lacking. The scientists found that the loss of ARID1A function enhances a cellular stress response pathway that promotes the survival of cancer cells, which become sensitive to pharmacological inhibition of this pathway.
Mutations in the ARID1A gene are present in more than 50% of ovarian clear cell carcinomas (OCCC), for which effective treatments are lacking. Scientists at the Wistar Institute found that loss of ARID1A function enhances a cellular stress response pathway that promotes survival of cancer cells, which become sensitive to pharmacological inhibition of this pathway. These findings were published online at Cancer Research , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, and point to a new therapeutic opportunity for this type of ovarian cancer for which new solutions are urgently needed.
The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) has published its new recommendations on supporting breastfeeding during maternal or infant hospitalization. Whenever possible, the breastfeeding mother and the breastfeeding infant or child should be kept together, according to the new guidelines, published in the peer-reviewed journal Breastfeeding Medicine.
The ABM recommends the use of evidence-based guidelines for expressing and storing milk. However, whenever possible, direct breastfeeding is preferred to using a breast pump or manual expression of milk. Other recommendations include considering that fluid needs may differ for the nursing mother and considering infection control and prevention. Each establishment must create a policy to support the nursing mother and nursing child.
Kristin Woodring discovered she was pregnant in the fall of 2020. A pharmacist at UR Medicine's Strong Memorial Hospital, she was eligible for a COVID vaccine a few months later. She was still in the early stages of her pregnancy, around 16 weeks, but the decision to get vaccinated was easy.
Kristin, a pharmacist who works at the emergency department and the ICU, has been in contact with COVID patients throughout the pandemic. For her, getting vaccinated was a great relief. She took all the proper precautions while working in the hospital, including wearing the proper personal protective equipment, distancing, and hand washing, but felt much better protected after being vaccinated.
In December 2020, two new messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 received emergency use authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration.However, the first trials excluded breastfeeding women. , which raised doubts about its safety in this specific population.
In a recent study, published in the online edition of Breastfeeding Medicine Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that breastfeeding mothers who received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine reported the same local or systemic symptoms as before. reported in non-breastfeeding women, no serious side effects in breastfed babies.
The researchers found that nursing mothers who received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine reported the same local or systemic symptoms previously reported in non-breastfeeding women, with no serious side effects in breastfed babies.
In a recent study, published in the online edition of Breastfeeding Medicine Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that breastfeeding mothers who received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine reported the same local or systemic symptoms as before. reported in non-breastfeeding women, no serious side effects in breastfed babies.
According to new research, breast milk from lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contains a significant supply of antibodies that can help protect nursing babies from the disease.
When babies are born, their immune systems are underdeveloped, making it difficult for them to fight infections on their own. They are also often too young to respond adequately to certain types of vaccines, said Josef Neu, MD, one of the study's co-authors and a professor in the department of pediatrics at UF's School of Medicine, division of neonatology.
A multicenter randomized trial showed that 20 acupuncture sessions over 8 weeks resulted in greater improvement in symptoms of moderate to severe chronic prostatitis / chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP / CPPS) compared to sham therapy. Treatment effects lasted for 24 weeks of follow-up. The findings are published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
CP / CPPS manifests discomfort or pain in the pelvic region for at least 3 of the previous 6 months without evidence of infection. Lower urinary tract symptoms, psychological problems, and sexual dysfunction may also be involved. Men with CP / CPPS may have a poor quality of life due to the many neuropsychophysiological pathophysiological factors associated with the disorder, such as inflammation of the prostate, anxiety and stress, and dyssynergic urination. Antibiotics, blockers? and anti-inflammatories are the mainstays of treatment in clinical practice, but they have limited efficacy and are associated with adverse events with use at long term . Acupuncture has shown promise as an alternative treatment, but high-quality evidence is scarce.
According to a study, messenger RNA vaccines against COVID-19 were not detected in breast milk, which provides preliminary evidence that the mRNA from the vaccine is not transferred to the baby. Research has shown that mRNA vaccines inhibit transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. The study looked at the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, both of which contain mRNA.
Researchers at the University of South Australia face a tough debate when it comes to drinking too much coffee, as new research finds that too much caffeine may be linked to an increased risk of osteoporosis.
Women who use e-cigarettes during pregnancy are 33% more likely to give birth to low-birth-weight babies, according to a new study by a team of researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Dysmenorrhea, painful and severe menstruation, is a common gynecological disorder with significant impacts on quality of life and economic productivity. A new epidemiological study by the open access publisher Frontiers is the first to show that the risk of developing dysmenorrhea increases more than 30 times for women and girls who are exposed to long-term air pollutants such as carbon oxides and nitrogen and fine particles.
A study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology states that the use of oral contraceptives is associated with a reduced risk of ovarian cancer for carriers of the BRCA mutation.
According to a new study by a team of researchers from UCLA and other institutions, women who use e-cigarettes during pregnancy are 33% more likely than those who do not to give birth to low-birth-weight babies.
A study published in PLOS Medicine by Sarah Stock of the University of Edinburgh, UK and her colleagues, suggests that a recently developed risk prediction model can improve the prediction of impending preterm birth. Premature babies' health outcomes may be significantly improved by timely and appropriate interventions in women in preterm labor. However, the nonspecific nature of the signs and symptoms of preterm labor makes diagnosis difficult, and unnecessary overtreatment is common and expensive.
The final results of a study of a blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer have been shown to be reliable, to be considered as a multiple cancer screening test among people at higher risk of contracting the disease, including patients 50 years. or older, without symptoms.
Women with endometriosis are often accused of being crazy, making up that they feel pain, suffering from mental illness and having emotional problems rather than any other kind, according to Dr. Francisco Carmona.
According to studies, the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines pose no threat to male fertility, a finding that experts hope will prompt more men to get vaccinated. The researchers noted that the original clinical trials of the two mRNA vaccines did not evaluate how they might affect fertility.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen provide better pain control and have fewer adverse effects than codeine, a commonly prescribed opioid, when prescribed after outpatient surgery, according to new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
From 2006 to 2017, there was an increase in the number of emergency department visits for leiomyomas, although the admission rate for these visits decreased, according to a study published in the May issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
A plant-based diet appears to provide significant protection to rats bred to become hypertensive on a high-salt diet, the scientists report. When rats become pregnant, the whole grain diet also protects mothers and their young from fatal pre-eclampsia.
Two studies led by researchers from the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA), center of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), and the Pediatric Service of the Hospital Clínico de València, have determined the impact that the infection by the SARS coronavirus -CoV-2 has on breastfeeding.
Pregnancy disorders are usually diagnosed during the second or third trimester of gestation, when they have often already had a serious impact on the health of the mother and baby. Current methods for diagnosing pregnancy disorders are not sensitive or reliable enough to identify all at-risk pregnancies. Now, scientists have found a way to assess hormone levels in the placenta to predict which women will have serious complications during pregnancy.
New research from Boston Medical Center found that fewer than one in three women ages 64 to 66 met criteria for failing cervical cancer screening while observing privately insured patients in a hospital setting. safety net
New findings published in JAMA Neurology suggest that there is no difference in cognitive outcomes at 2 years between children of healthy women and children of women with epilepsy who took anti-seizure medications during pregnancy. The findings are part of the large Maternal Outcomes and Neurodevelopmental Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs (MONEAD) research project, which is a long-term prospective study looking at outcomes in pregnant women with epilepsy and their children.
We spoke with Dr. Francisco Carmona, a reference in the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis and other benign gynecological pathologies, about the symptoms of this disease and how to acquire an adequate lifestyle
Women who are menopausal by age 40 had a 40% higher risk of developing coronary heart disease in their lifetime compared to women who did not go through early menopause, according to preliminary research to be presented in Epidemiology. , Prevention, from the American Heart Association. 2021 Cardiometabolic Health and Lifestyle Conference.
In a finding that offers the first evidence that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine does indeed protect women from cervical cancer, new research shows that cases in the United States have slowly but steadily declined over the years. the last decade and a half.
Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is associated with a significant reduction in stress, according to new research. The findings revealed that people who ate at least 470 grams of fruits and vegetables a day had stress levels 10 percent lower than those who ate less than 230 grams.
Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is associated with less stress, according to new research. The findings revealed that people who ate at least 470 grams of fruits and vegetables a day had stress levels 10 percent lower than those who ate less than 230 grams.
In a new study, researchers evaluated the immunogenicity of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines in pregnant and lactating women who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, and found that both triggered immune responses.
In the #DiaMundialFibromyalgia y del Síndrome de la Fatigue Chronica we share this video in which our Medical Director, Dr. Francisco Carmona, has participated.
We want to congratulate the association Woman and Pain and help raise awareness about this disease that affects more women than men. In Women's CD it is a pathology that we know and that together with Chronic Pelvic Pain and endometriosis cause a series of pain problems for women that must be approached in a multidisciplinary way.
A new study of placentas from patients who received the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy found no evidence of injury, adding to the growing literature that COVID-19 vaccines are safe during pregnancy.
Pregnant women who develop severe COVID-19 infections that require hospitalization for pneumonia and other complications may not be more likely to die from these infections than non-pregnant women. In fact, they can have significantly lower mortality rates than their non-pregnant counterparts.
Flow Formula, a botanical blend containing CBD, was as effective as ibuprofen in relieving menstrual pain symptoms, based on the results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
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The process of combining maternal and paternal genetic information is surprisingly error-prone. Only one in three fertilizations leads to a successful pregnancy. Many embryos do not progress beyond early development. Cell biologists from the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany, together with researchers from the Institute for Farm Animal Genetics in Mariensee and other international colleagues, have developed a new model system to study early embryonic development.
A study presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (conducted online, May 10-13) supports recommendations to avoid pregnancy for 12 months after bariatric surgery (obesity) due to an association with adverse outcomes in pregnancy, including an elevated risk of preterm birth. The study is by Dr. Laura Heusschen, Vitalys Obesity Clinic, part of Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem, The Netherlands, and her colleagues.
We may have ever heard that masturbation relieves menstrual cramps. This is partly true, because of the hormones our brain releases. A new study looks at the impact of orgasms on symptoms and discomfort associated with menstruation.
April is the month dedicated to making adenomyosis visible, a disease that according to the World Health Organization suffers from one in 10 women and half of endometriosis patients.
El Dr Francisco Carmona explains that, as with endometriosis, ignorance of the disease is one of the main causes that adenomyosis is not properly diagnosed.
It is not diagnosed because it is not thought about
Dr. Francisco Carmona, head of the Gynecology and Obstetrics service at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, says, explaining that since 2015 there are very clear criteria and a very exhaustive description of what to look for on ultrasound to find symptoms of adenomyosis, therefore that it shouldn't be too difficult to make the diagnosis.
Exercise and a healthy diet in childhood lead to adults with larger brains and lower levels of anxiety, according to new research from UC Riverside in mice. Although diet and exercise are consistently recommended as ways to promote health, this study is the first to examine the combined and long-lasting effects of both factors when experienced early in life.
Researchers at Texas A&M University are developing novel tests to diagnose preeclampsia early in pregnancy, even before symptoms appear, allowing hospitals to better treat pregnant patients. Preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication that can lead to organ damage, especially the liver and kidneys, is one of the leading causes of maternal and baby death during pregnancy.
As multiple studies show, women who breastfeed have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes, although the mechanisms by which these risks are reduced for women who breastfeed are not yet fully understood. Scientists recently completed a study to see if the presence of excess fat, specifically visceral and pericardial fat, could help explain this finding.
Sweden's acclaimed research on uterine transplants has taken a new step forward: in the field of health economics. Now, for the first time, there is a scientifically based estimate of how much it costs to implement the treatment. The current research is based on the nine living donor uterus transplants performed in 2013, under the leadership of Mats Brännström, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Sahlgrenska Academy of the University of Gothenburg and chief physician of the Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
For the first time in Australia, researchers can accurately predict whether babies are at risk for childhood obesity by the age of eight to nine. Researchers at the University of Queensland have developed and validated the i-PATHWAY model, which uses simple risk factors collected primarily during routine medical visits at 12 months of age to predict future childhood obesity.
New is not always better; A study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) led by researchers at the University of Warwick shows that simple monitoring of fetal heartbeats is still the best method to determine if a baby is in danger during labor and if delivery is necessary by cesarean section
Scientists from the University of Granada have analyzed the levels of cortisol (a steroid hormone that is released in response to stress) in the hair of pregnant women in the period from before conception to week nine of their pregnancy, to determine if there was any link to the sex of the baby
A recent data review by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices shows that more than 30,000 pregnant women have been safely vaccinated against COVID-19. The preliminary safety study, which was conducted between December 2020 and January 2021, compared women who were pregnant and non-pregnant, and who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
Children are the biggest consumers of added sugar, even as high-sugar diets have been linked to health effects such as obesity and heart disease and even impaired memory function. However, less is known about how high sugar intake during childhood affects brain development, specifically a region known to be critically important for learning and memory called the hippocampus.
Emerging technologies can detect cervical cancer better than Pap tests and, if used widely, could save lives in both developing countries and parts of countries, such as the United States, where access to healthcare can be limited
Six pregnancy-related complications (high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, preterm birth, small-for-gestational-age delivery, pregnancy loss, or placental abruption) increase a woman's risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life. life, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published today in the Association's flagship journal, Circulation.
For some patients who have early endometrial cancer or a precancerous condition, a hysterectomy may not be a good option due to serious health problems or a desire to preserve fertility. Now, a new Australian study has found that a hormonal IUD could be an effective treatment option for these women.
Pregnant and lactating women who received the Pfizer / BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine had similar levels of vaccine-induced antibody titers compared to non-pregnant controls, according to the results of the new study. In addition, the researchers found antibodies generated by the vaccine in umbilical cord blood and breast milk after maternal vaccination. The new findings suggest that COVID-19 vaccination in pregnant and lactating women can provide "strong maternal and neonatal immunity," they wrote.
As women age, they are more likely to wake up in the middle of the night to urinate. The loss of estrogen during the transition to menopause accelerates this problem, which is known as nocturia. A new study evaluated the effectiveness of different hormonal therapies in controlling the frequency of nocturia. The results of the study are published online today in Menopause.
Children conceived through medically assisted reproduction who are born small perform as well on cognitive tests during childhood and adolescence as naturally conceived children who are born with a normal weight, according to a new study led by UCL researchers
In a new paper published by Nature Communications, Lundquist Institute (TLI) researcher Wei Yan, MD, Ph.D., and his research colleagues explain an innovative strategy that has led to the discovery of a safe and effective natural compound. and reversible male contraceptive agent in preclinical animal models. Despite the enormous efforts made over the past decades, progress in the development of non-hormonal male contraceptives has been very limited.
Loss of estrogen after menopause is associated with rapid loss of bone mass. A new study compared bone health outcomes in women with primary ovarian failure (POI) and early menopause with women who experienced menopause at the standard age to confirm the association between POI and osteoporosis. The results of the study are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
A study published in the journal Menopause (USA) concludes that vaginal pessaries are effective in treating long-term pelvic organ prolapse. The problem of prolapse is more and more frequent in consultations due to the aging of the population.
Many women over 50 years of age suffer from urinary incontinence that is not usually explained by shame. It is important to know that there are treatments such as behavior modification (including timed urination, fluid management, and Kegel exercises), drugs, Botox injections into the bladder, or a nerve stimulator.
The research of more than 4000 pregnant women with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 also found that women who tested positive were more likely to deliver preterm. The research found that no babies died from COVID-19 in the study. There was also no increased risk of stillbirth or low birth weight
This discovery suggests that pregnant women who generate protective antibodies after contracting the coronavirus often pass some of that natural immunity to their fetuses in the womb. The findings also support the idea that vaccinating expectant mothers may also have benefits for their newborns.
Researchers from University College Dublin have determined in an investigation that the children of mothers who consumed a diet low in foods associated with inflammation, during pregnancy had a lower risk of obesity in late childhood than other children of mothers with less nutrition. cared for.
In a joint investigation by the Eindhoven University of Technology and the Catharina Hospital, a new method has been developed that by measuring uterine contractions can better understand the possibility of successful implantation of an embryo in IVF.
A joint investigation of specialists from several international universities concludes that the combination therapy of relugolix once a day resulted in a significant reduction in menstrual bleeding, compared to placebo, and preserved bone mineral density in women with uterine fibroids.
Scientists from Columbia University have developed a method that detects harmful prenatal environmental pollutants in pregnant women using a DNA biomarker. These can be air pollution related to childhood illnesses and developmental disorders. The goal is to prevent childhood developmental disorders and chronic diseases in children at risk.
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have discovered that the use of a cosmetic laser, also known as a fractional laser, enhances immune attacks against non-mutated tumor proteins. The experiments have been carried out with mice and it has been found that many who otherwise did not respond to immunotherapy have been cured.
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It is a program that approaches prenatal and postnatal health with a new perspective, integrating education, services and support in selected neighborhoods. She provides lessons on pregnancy and motherhood to more than 2500 women with access to social services, medical services and a healthy meal in each session.
Research at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center suggests that Moms2B reduces adverse pregnancy outcomes in communities disproportionately affected by public health concerns. The study, led by researchers Courtney Lynch and Erinn Hade and published in the Journal of Maternal and Child Health, indicates that women who attended at least two sessions of Moms2B may have lower rates of preterm delivery, low birth weight, and infant mortality compared to women who only received individual care.
A study conducted at the University of Utah found that hormonal IUDs were comparable to copper IUDs for use as emergency contraception. The use of this type of IUD could have very relevant effects on emergency contraception, including reducing menstrual bleeding and cramps associated with copper IUDs. The study was published in the Jan. 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Researchers at Indiana University's Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified how breast cancer cells hide from immune cells to continue reproducing. This discovery could lead to better immunotherapy treatment for patients.
According to a meta-analysis of 24 studies promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO), which has just been published in 'The Lancet Global Health', women with HIV have a six times higher risk of developing cervical cancer although in To a great extent, this risk will be higher or lower depending on the region in which you live.
Recent research indicates that treatment to regulate cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of death in women with breast, colorectal and melanoma cancer
Cholesterol-lowering drugs are also effective in reducing mortality in women with cancer.Studies carried out by a group of researchers from the Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Australia confirm that drugs used to lower cholesterol also reduce mortality in women with breast, colorectal and melanoma cancer. Australian women were included in the analysis over a 10-year period (2003-2013), who had been prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs, such as statins, prior to their diagnosis. The researchers' study determined that the more systematically women took these types of drugs, the lower the probability of mortality due to their disease, understanding that these drugs could have antitumor effects.
Statin is a metabolic that fights triglycerides and cholesterol. Still the scientists were very cautious. after the study and stated that more research should be carried out to confirm that the relationship that has been observed in said experiment may be more effective and that the statin can be used with certainty for the preventive treatment and prevention of breast cancer and other cancers.
Surgery for Benign Breast Disease Does Not Affect Future Ability to Breastfeed - Nursing and Health News
Young women with benign breast conditions can undergo surgery without ever jeopardizing their ability to breastfeed in the future, according to a clinical poster presented at the American College of Surgeons 2020 Virtual Clinical Congress.
One of the first studies to evaluate the effects of surgery on breastfeeding outcomes and ability to breastfeed reveals that more than 80% of young women successfully breastfed or bottle-fed, including also those with a history of a previous breast operation. Benign breast conditions in women are very common and most are treated with surgery. Other procedures are reduction mammoplasty to treat macromastia (enlargement of the breast tissue) or augmentation due to breast asymmetry or conditions typical of breast development. Still, there is great concern among breast surgeons about the possibility that a surgical procedure that invades the breast tissue could alter the subareolar complex and could damage the milk ducts or nerves, thus interfering with a woman's future ability to breastfeed. Such procedures include a minimally invasive one, such as a diagnostic biopsy, or a major surgery, such as a reduction mammoplasty. Studies on the relationship between breast surgery and subsequent breastfeeding are very limited. Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital studied the ability to breastfeed in mothers between the ages of 18 and 45. The study compared the ability to breastfeed among women who had previously been diagnosed and treated for a breast condition with those who were not. Of the 85 women in the study, 15 had a history of breast disease (including breast cysts), fibroadenoma (benign tumors), and macromastia (enlarged breasts). 16 of them underwent breast surgery, including breast augmentation, reduction mammoplasty, and biopsy. Regardless of whether they had undergone previous breast surgery or not, 80% of the women in the study were able to breastfeed or obtain breast milk for bottle feeding. Researchers continue to study the relationship between previous benign breast surgery and future breastfeeding and breastfeeding performance, hoping to have more data to assess in the coming months. All women in the study developed by the Boston Children's Hospital team completed a survey called the Maternal and Infant Lactation Questionnaire (MILQ). This questionnaire collects information on the general health and well-being of mothers and their babies, as well as the physical, socioeconomic and emotional components of the breastfeeding experience. Some measures also include breastfeeding history, milk quality and quantity, challenges and barriers to breastfeeding, and initiation, duration, and satisfactory degree of breastfeeding.
This finding confirms that the eggs of women diagnosed with covid-19 do not contain the coronavirus in them and reveals that mother-fetus vertical infection does not occur through the eggs
The main concern in relation to assisted reproduction treatments during the Coronavirus is the possible transmission of the virus through gametes and embryos prior to their implantation. For this reason, fertility clinics have been acting with all possible precautions, implementing safety protocols in the handling of donor and patient material.
Thanks to a study carried out by a Spanish research team from the Eugin laboratories in Barcelona and which has been published in the prestigious journal Human Reproduction, it has been confirmed that the eggs of women who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 do not contain the virus in they. This fact, unique worldwide in the field of assisted reproduction and fertility, reveals that mother-fetus infection does not occur through the ovules. This data allows us to continue offering in vitro fertilization treatments in the current pandemic situation and can thus provide a response to patients around the world who choose to use this technique to have children. From the moment COVId-19 was detected, it has been verified that it can affect different tissues and organs, but its effect on reproductive function was little known. For this reason, it was not clear whether the virus could infect human gametes and whether fertilized oocytes from infected women could lead to infection of the developing embryo. This research has been led by the director of the Eugin Group, Rita Vassena and has been carried out based on the study of a total of 16 eggs from two asymptomatic women who underwent controlled ovarian stimulation and tested positive for the infection on the day of extraction. of the oocytes. Once the positive was detected, it was agreed not to use these oocytes out of prudence and to refer them to research samples. The study was carried out using 6 eggs from one of the women and 10 from the other with the use of a very innovative technique, developed by the entire Eugin team. This technique made it possible to identify viral material from very small sample amounts, such as human eggs. The result did not show the presence of virus RNA in any of the 6 oocytes analyzed from both women. This is great news at the clinical level, since it allows adjusting the protocols and actions of healthcare personnel in IVF clinics, as well as being able to advise patients at all times in situations as extreme as the one we are experiencing at the moment.
According to a study published Aug. 14 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, in-person visits do not increase the risk of COVID-19 infection for pregnant women who visit a medical facility for gynecological tests.
The Brigham and Women's Hospital study (which included thousands of women who had babies in four Boston-area hospitals between April 19 and June 27, 2020) shows that it is possible to safely conduct in-person medical visits. The study's conclusion, according to its author, Dr. Sharon Reale, an anesthesiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, should reassure obstetric patients who are avoiding necessary medical care for fear of contracting COVID-19 in a healthcare setting. Although some patients are able to carry out virtual medical visits, many pregnant women need to make multiple visits in person for checkups, exams and laboratory tests aimed at ensuring the health of the mother and the baby or babies.