research paper investigated the relationship between light drinking versus abstinence in pregnancy, and behavioural and cognitive outcomes in 7-year-old children.
Misoprostol for treatment of incomplete abortion at the regional hospital level: results from Tanzania, BJOG
, 2007, 114(11): 1363-1367.
Writing in BJOG
, an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, the researchers concluded: "Doseresponse relationship indicates that heavy alcohol consumption during pregnancy increases the risks of all three outcomes, whereas light to moderate alcohol consumption shows no effect.
John Thorp, deputy editor-inchief of BJOG
, said: "This increase in babies who are both from a multiple pregnancy and affected by a congenital anomaly has implications for pre- and postnatal service provision.
It causes subcutaneous vessel vasodilatation and splanchnic bed plus coronary vessel vasoconstriction, with a resultant drop in mean arterial pressure (MAP), while stimulating myocardial conductivity and heart rate (Ajmal, BJOG
2010; 117: 118-119).
In the latest study, published in the journal BJOG
, the team set out to see whether advising women to have sex during the final weeks of pregnancy could help them avoid an induction.
Prof Philip Steer, BJOG
editor-in-chief, said: "Miscarriage is heart-aching for many women, especially first-time mothers.
Taking inspiration from Professor B-Lynch's statement in the last two sentences of the conclusion in his original article on B-lynch suture published in BJOG
in 19970 that" cost-effectiveness of this procedure may encourage developing countries to consider its application where necessary both for prophylactic and therapeutic purposes" this small study was under taken.
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Pierre Martin-Hirsch, added: "The study's strength is the length of time the women were observed.
, a journal on obstetrics and gynaecology, reports on the survey which monitored 36,821 women at a maternity unit in Middlesbrough over a 15-year period from 1990 to 2004.
In 2009 a study was published in BJOG
, it also compared double balloon catheter as well.
in 2004 it was shown oral 100gm of dose at four hourly intervals was cheap and effective alternative to vaginal Prostaglandin E2 tablets and not associated with significant hyper stimulation and tachysystole producing similar maternal and neonatal outcomes22, these re sults are confirmed by our study that oral 100 gm of oral misoprostol is a safe and economical alternative to prostaglandin vaginal tablets and the results in our study show similar outcomes without any significant differences in the two groups regarding the cervical score, the induction to delivery time, the number of patients delivering vaginally, the caesarean rates and the neonatal outcomes.