Ectopic Pregnancy

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Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that occurs outside of the womb (uterus). In normal pregnancies, the fertilized egg implants inside the uterus, where it is protected and can develop normally. In an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus, most often in one of the fallopian tubes (tubes that carry the egg from the ovaries to the uterus). Without protection of the uterus, the fertilized egg in an ectopic pregancy cannot survive. Ectopic pregnancies present danger to the mother if they are not treated. As the fertilized egg grows outside of the uterus, it can hurt maternal structures like the fallopian tubes, causing internal bleeding and potentially compromising future pregnancies. While some ectopic pregnancies abort naturally, others require surgical intervention to protect the mother.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Ectopic Pregnancy" returned 370 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Current approaches for assessment and treatment of women with early miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy in Nigeria: a case for dedicated early pregnancy services.
 

Author(s): C A Iyoke, O G Ugwu, F O Ezugwu, H E Onah, A T Agbata, L C Ajah

Journal: Niger J Clin Pract. ;17(4):419-24.

 

It has been suggested that women with early miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy are best cared for in dedicated units which offer rapid and definitive ultrasonographic and biochemical assessment at the initial review of the patient.

Last Updated: 9 Jun 2014

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Tubal ectopic pregnancy two years after laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy.
 

Author(s): Emilia Villegas, Ernesto González-Mesa, María José Benítez, Sergio Luna, Cristina Gómez, Aurelia Marsac, Jesús Jiménez

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Ectopic pregnancy after hysterectomy is a very rare condition, but it must be kept in mind in women with history of hysterectomy who present with abdominal pain and ecographic adnexal heterogeneous images. Since first described by Wendeler in 1895, at least 67 ectopic pregnancies ...

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2014

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The Lin28/Let-7 system in early human embryonic tissue and ectopic pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Teresa Lozoya, Francisco Domínguez, Antonio Romero-Ruiz, Liliana Steffani, Sebastián Martínez, Mercedes Monterde, Blanca Ferri, Maria Jose Núñez, AinhoaRomero-Espinós, Omar Zamora, Marta Gurrea, Susana Sangiao-Alvarellos, Olivia Vega, Carlos Simón, Antonio Pellicer, Manuel Tena-Sempere

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Our objective was to determine the expression of the elements of the Lin28/Let-7 system, and related microRNAs (miRNAs), in early stages of human placentation and ectopic pregnancy, as a means to assess the potential role of this molecular hub in the pathogenesis of ectopic gestation. ...

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2014

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The terms "Ectopic Pregnancy" returned 47 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Acute appendicitis and simultaneous ectopic pregnancy: about a rare case].
 

Author(s): Fatima Zohra Fdili Alaoui, Kamilia Laabadi, Hekmat Chaara, Hekmat Bouguern, Abdilah Melhouf

Journal: Pan Afr Med J. 2013 ;14():35.

 

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2013

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Biomarkers for ectopic pregnancy and pregnancy of unknown location.
 

Author(s): Suneeta Senapati, Kurt T Barnhart

Journal: Fertil. Steril.. 2013 Mar;99(4):1107-16.

 

Early pregnancy failure is the most common complication of pregnancy, and 1% to 2% of all pregnancies will be ectopic. As one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality, diagnosing ectopic pregnancy and determining the fate of a pregnancy of unknown location are of ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2013

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Ectopic pregnancy after IVF in a patient with unilateral agenesis of the fallopian tube and ovary and with endometriosis: search of the literature for these associations.
 

Author(s): Alberto Vaiarelli, Janelle Luk, Pasquale Patrizio

Journal: J. Assist. Reprod. Genet.. 2012 Sep;29(9):901-4.

 

Last Updated: 11 Oct 2012

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Laparascopy Versus Laparatomy in the Management of Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2013

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Methotrexate Treatment for Ectopic Pregnancy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ectopic Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2013

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RCT for Women With a Persisting Pregnancy of Unknown Location
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Persistent Pregnancy of Unknown Location; Ectopic Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2013

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