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The second advanced ultrasound course in earl pregnancy and reproductive medicine is taking place in June at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. This was sold out last year as well as being broadcast live over the internet. Once … Continue reading
Since the 2009 epidemic with influenza A/H 1N1 it has generally been advised that pregnant women constitute an “at risk” group that should be vaccinated. In a study by Pasternak and colleagues and the subject of an editorial in the … Continue reading
A miscarriage is traumatic irrespective of the treatment received in hospital. In gernal the trend is towards expectant management for miscarriage – in other words a watcvh and wait approach. However there problem is that some some women will find … Continue reading
The answer seems to be: not always so easy. Earlier in the year Abdallah and colleagues at Imperial College London published data that led to serious concerns being raised about the guidelines used in the UK on which a diagnosis … Continue reading
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 extensive clinical and research experience in early pregnancy … Continue reading
When a women visits an early pregnancy unit can a doctor or nurse tell whether the pregnancy is likely to miscarry or not in the future. In a study by Cecilia Bottomley and colleagues it seems the answer may be … Continue reading
Visiting a doctor with bleeding or pain in early pregnancy is a highly anxious time. Whilst most of us know there is little that can be done to treat the situation, what most women hope is to be reassured that … Continue reading
Women often ask how long they should wait after a miscarriage before starting to try to conceive again. In this study of over 30,000 women’s the likelihood of miscarriage was related to the time nterval between a women having a … Continue reading
Prospective trial suggests serum progesterone can be used to select women with a pregnancy of unknown location who are at low risk of ectopic pregnancy and so need minimal follow up.
When a women has an ultrasound scan in early pregnancy, in a proportion of cases the examiner will be unable to visualise the pregnancy. This situation is classified as there being a “pregnancy of unknown location” or “PUL” for short. … Continue reading
Recently researchers at Imperial college published make a diagnosis of miscarriage the abstract form the journal ” ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology” Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Nov;38(5):497-502. doi: 10.1002/uog.10109. Epub 2011 Oct 13. Limitations of current definitions of miscarriage using … Continue reading