NICE produces quality standard on ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage

On Wednesday 10 September, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published a new quality standard on ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage. As a patient group, we appreciate the aim to better standards and improve care for women going through these devastating experiences.

Study shows new treatment method for ectopic pregnancy could help to preserve women’s fertility

Researchers at The University of Edinburgh and researchers The University of Melbourne have undertaken a joint study and found that prescribing the lung cancer drug gefitinib in addition to the current drug methotrexate is more effective at helping treat an ectopic pregnancy than the conventional drug alone and could therefore reduce the need to remove the fallopian tube in a significant number of cases.

Our comments on new NICE guidelines on the treatment of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust supports the drive for greater awareness of the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage, published in today’s NICE Guidelines. The EPT is pleased that the guidelines begin the process of putting the issues of women and their partners who are suffering an ectopic pregnancy or early miscarriage at the forefront of gynaecological health care.

Hyperemesis Gravidorum or Morning Sickness

Many women have nausea in early pregnancy and it is mild and generally self-limiting. Women are usually advised to avoid spicy or fried and eat “little and often” – trying to keep down dry foods.

Pregnancy interval after 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 chance that this next pregnancy will end in a live birth than if the inter […]

Symptom score to predict ectopic pregnancy rupture

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 variables. However the most significant were: vomiting during pain, diffuse abdominal pain, pain lasting more […]