Obstetrics & gynaecology

Stillbirth risk up with high serum bile acids in pregnancy

(HealthDay)—The risk of stillbirth is increased in women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy when serum bile acids concentrations are ≥100 µmol/L or more, according to a review published in the March 2 issue of ...

Ophthalmology

Significantly higher serum melatonin in human myopes

(HealthDay)—Human myopes exhibit significantly higher serum melatonin (Mel) concentration than non-myopes, according to a study published online July 18 in Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics.

Cardiology

Review links conjugated linoleic acid supplementation to CRP

(HealthDay)—Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) supplementation is associated with an increase in serum C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration, according to a review and meta-analysis published online May 29 in Cardiovascular ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Valproic acid concentration drops with ketogenic diet

(HealthDay)—For patients with epilepsy, anti-epileptic drug serum concentrations remain stable during the ketogenic diet (KD), apart from those of valproic acid, according to a study published online June 18 in the Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

1-g IV acetaminophen dose may be insufficient in multiple trauma

(HealthDay)—A dosage of 1 g intravenous acetaminophen every six hours yields serum concentrations below 10 µg/mL for critically ill multiple-trauma patients, according to a study published online April 17 in the Journal ...

Health

Impact of high fructose on health of offspring

In a study to be presented on Feb. 5 in the oral session at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, in Atlanta, researchers will present findings on the effects of antenatal exposure ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Infliximab lost into feces of patients with ulcerative colitis

(HealthDay)—For patients with moderate to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC), clinical nonresponders to infliximab have high concentrations of infliximab in fecal samples, according to a study published in the August ...

Health

Review: Diet-linked weight loss tied to drop in hip BMD

(HealthDay)—Diet-induced weight loss is associated with a decrease in total hip, but not lumbar spine, bone mineral density (BMD), according to a review published online May 25 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Health

NZ toxic contaminant levels halved, study shows

Blood samples taken by Massey researchers to measure the concentrations of toxic environmental contaminants, called persistent organic pollutants (or POPs), show their levels halved in the past 15 years among New Zealand's ...

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