Category Archives: New research

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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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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Uterine Transplantation: Is it really happening?

The research into uterus transplantation (UTn) reached a cresendo during the past 12 months as three human attempts were performed worldwide. In August 2011, a team in Turkey (Professor O Ozkan) performed the second human UTn in history, on a 21 year old recipient … 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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Understanding how chlamydia impacts on the fallopian tube

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 … Continue reading

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Fertility after an ectopic pregnancy

The two questions asked first by most women who have had an ectopic pregnancy are “how will this impact on my future fertility” and “what are the chances of me having an ectopic pregnancy in a future pregnancy”. A new … Continue reading

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Further evidence about the mechanism of miscarriage – failing to discriminate between healthy and unhealthy embryos

An important new paper has been published 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 … Continue reading

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