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About Professor Tom Bourne

Professor Tom Bourne is Adjunct Professor at Imperial College London, and Consultant Gynaecologist at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital. He is also visiting Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium. He has extensive clinical and research experience in early pregnancy care as well as gynaecological ultrasound. He has published over 300 academic papers with an H-index of 63. He advises NICE, is trustee of the ectopic pregnancy trust, President of the UK association of early pregnancy units (AEPU) and on the board of ISUOG. He has a private practice at The Women's Ultrasound Centres at 86 Harley Street and Parkside Hospital in Wimbledon.

The association between miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and PTSD

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Can we really reduce the number of miscarriage by up to 25% ?

A study was published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology yesterday that led to headlines in many of the national newspapers. The message was that perhaps up to 25% of miscarriages could be avoided. The reference for the … Continue reading

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Is it possible to personalise the risk of miscarriage

Many women unfortunately have pain or bleeding in pregnancy – or attend for an ultrasound scan or assessment because they are anxious about their pregnancy. Often a scan is not conclusive – which naturally leads to even more anxiety. It … Continue reading

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Does working increase the risk of miscarriage?

Women often ask whether they should change what they do at work once they are pregnant. Is it OK to lift, carry on with shift work or work nights? On 12th December a Scandanavian journal published an interesting study on … Continue reading

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NICE guidance on ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage are a serious concern

In December NICE published their guidance on ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage. A summary of these was also published in the British Medical Journal  It is fair to say that they were disappointing on many levels. It is worth quoting the view … Continue reading

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The ovulation-implantation interval is fundamental to understanding fetal size

A recent paper has been published in the international journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The authors concluded that early implantation leads to a larger CRL and late implantation to a smaller CRL at 10–14 weeks, independent of CRL growth … Continue reading

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) – in the news…..

No doubt there will be a lot of press coverage relating to “morning sickness” in the next week or so. Interestingly in 2006 we published a case control study matching 286 women with HG with the same number of controls … Continue reading

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IOTA meeting in Leuven

We discussed the IOTA website today in Leuven Professor Tom BourneProfessor Tom Bourne is Adjunct Professor at Imperial College London, and Consultant Gynaecologist at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital. He is also visiting Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium. He has … Continue reading

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How long to wait to conceive after a 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 … Continue reading

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Establishing symptoms scores for ectopic pregnancy

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 … Continue reading

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