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 […]
An important new paper has been published in the open access journal PLOS ONE 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 controls, the presence of a poor quality embryo […]
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 study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility from the research group in Clermont Ferrand […]
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal condition and is most prevalent in women of reproductive age. Research undertaken at the University College Cork (UCC) and the University of Manchester by Ali S. Khashan Eamonn M.M. Quigley Roseanne McNamee Fergus P. McCarthy Fergus Shanahan Louise C. Kenny report that there appears to be an increase in the risk […]
Addendum to GTG No 25 (Oct 2006): The Management of Early Pregnancy Loss Recent research suggests that given inter-observer variability in ultrasound measurements and the greater variation in early embryonic growth than has hitherto been assumed, a more conservative approach to the diagnosis of early pregnancy loss is warranted. The studies from Imperial […]
This week an important series of papers have been published in the peer reviewed International Journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. These papers cast significant doubt on the current guidelines being used to diagnose miscarriage both in the UK and elsewhere in the world.
Education is part of The EPT mission. We are an organisation who offers information, education and support to those whose lives have been touched by early pregnancy complication and to the professionals who care for them and within that we commit to:- – Raise awareness of the condition within the community of sexually active women […]
A study looking at female inpatients and outpatients, ages 15 to 44 years, enrolled in Group Health Cooperative over a 15-year period has identified an upward trend in the condition. Group Health Cooperative is a managed care system that serves residents of the state of Washington and of western Idaho, The study highlights an increase […]
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