Obstetrics & gynaecology

Maternal C-type natriuretic peptide tied to pre-eclampsia

(HealthDay)—Levels of maternal plasma amino terminal propeptide of C-type natriuretic peptide (NTproCNP) may be useful in defining phenotypes associated with pre-eclampsia in late pregnancy, according to a study published ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Bariatric surgery affects risk of pregnancy complications

Bariatric surgery has both a positive and negative influence on the risk of complications during subsequent pregnancy and delivery, concludes a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The results, which are published ...

Pediatrics

Preterm infant hospitalisation tracked

The chances of a preterm baby needing rehospitalisation decrease sharply five years after birth, and are similar to those born full-term once the individual has reached adolescence, according to recent research.

Health

New evidence on risks of advanced maternal age

Many of the risk factors associated with pregnancy are more harmful when the expectant mother is over 35. According to an extensive, register-based study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland, the risks associated ...

Pediatrics

Few newborns have early well-child visit

(HealthDay)—Only 15 percent of newborns with an estimated gestational age of ≥34 weeks have a well-child visit (WCV) within the recommended time frame, and these visits correlate with a reduction in the rate of readmissions, ...

Overweight & Obesity

Optimal gestational weight gain in obese moms may vary

(HealthDay)—For some obese women, gestational weight gain (GWG) below that recommended in the current guidelines may be advised to reduce the risk of certain adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to research published online ...

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