Pregnant women with COVID-19 are at higher risk for hospitalization than nonpregnant women with COVID-19, though risk of death is the same in both populations. Reproductive infectious disease expert Oluwatosin Goje, MD, discusses preterm delivery and other complications of COVID-19 in pregnancy.
A recent study finds hydroxychloroquine shows promise in secondary prevention of congenital heart block for pregnant women with autoimmune disease. Maternal-fetal medicine specialist Jeff Chapa, MD, and pediatric cardiologist Peter Aziz, MD, explain.
Preterm delivery a risk in pregnant patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In this article, a reproductive infectious disease specialist shares a case that illustrates the heightened risk of complications of COVID-19 in pregnancy.
Pregnant women have largely been left out of clinical trials related to COVID-19, increasing the risk to them, as well as their children and families. In this article, Ruth Farrell, MD, MA, explains the reasoning behind a new, city-wide, multi-institution study investigating the impact of COVID-19 on pregnant women and their babies.
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A 34-year-old female you have followed for granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) comes to your clinic to discuss whether she is able to pursue a pregnancy. What are the key discussion points you need to have with your patient?
Women with rheumatoid arthritis who are of childbearing age face many challenges throughout pregnancy and extending into the postpartum period, from fertility to birth outcomes and control of disease. In this article, rheumatologist Emily Littlejohn, DO, MPH, discusses special considerations for managing patients with rheumatoid arthritis throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period.
Acute agitation in pregnancy jeopardizes the safety of both the patient and fetus. Dr. Adele Viguera, Associate Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Program, explains how to evaluate for acute agitation in pregnant women, what treatments are safest, and the importance of applying a stepwise approach to interventions.
Cleveland Clinic’s implementation of the neonatal early-onset sepsis calculator at its birthing hospitals has led to a decrease in empiric antibiotic use and blood work evaluations.
To help combat the opioid crisis, nurses in the mother/baby unit at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital have implemented several new protocols aimed at selective use of narcotic medications.
Study finds that every cigarette counts for pregnant women; quitting results in greatest reduction of risk for sudden unexpected infant death