Tag Archives: pregnancy

Abstract of the Year – Pregnant Persons

Below is an abstract that appeared in the Journal of the American medical Association. I assume it was written by the USPSTF, but I can’t sure. Regardless, I’d be careful about taking advice from anyone who has trouble realizing only women get pregnant. I certainly would want my pregnant wife, daughter, etc to be cared…

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NSAIDs and Pregnancy

Non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used by millions of patients. They act by inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX) which facilitates the formation of prostaglandins and thromboxane. The enzyme has two forms: COX-1 and COX-2. They mediate inflammation and pain by simulating prostaglandin synthesis. All the NSAIDs available in the US save one inhibit both…

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Alcohol and Pregnancy

The CDC issued  a recommendation today that “Women of childbearing age should avoid alcohol unless they’re using contraception, federal health officials said Tuesday, in a move to reduce the number of babies born with fetal alcohol syndrome.” From a USA Today story which reported the advice as a new study. The CDC did not report…

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