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.
Research questionnaire on women’s ectopic pregnancy treatment experiences for GEM-3 trial for Gefitinib
Dispatches programme on Channel Four and media reports on handling of remains of babies lost during pregnancy or at or soon after birth
The UK Early Pregnancy Surveillance Service (UKEPSS), an initiative involving the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust, announces that its first study of uncommon conditions in early pregnancy will be on caesarean scar pregnancy
A panel of 15 medical experts convened by the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) has recommended new steps for doctors when considering whether a pregnancy can potentially result in a liveborn baby using ultrasonography. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine by top professionals in the field, including EPT Trustee Professor […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]