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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The terms "Ectopic Pregnancy" returned 376 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Role of activins in embryo implantation and diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy: a review.
 

Author(s): Bassem Refaat

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Embryo implantation is a major prerequisite for the successful establishment of pregnancy. Ectopic implantation outside the intrauterine cavity and the development of ectopic pregnancy (EP) is a major cause of maternal morbidity and occasionally mortality during the first trimester. ...

Last Updated: 28 Nov 2014

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Enterobius vermicularis salpingitis seen in the setting of ectopic pregnancy in a Malaysian patient.
 

Author(s): Romano Ngui, Sarala Ravindran, Diana Bee Lan Ong, Tak Kuan Chow, Kah Pin Low, Zaidi Syeda Nureena, Yamuna Rajoo, Yuee Teng Chin, Amirah Amir, Arine Fadzlun Ahmad, Yvonne Ai Lian Lim, Rohela Mahmud

Journal: J. Clin. Microbiol.. 2014 Sep;52(9):3468-70.

 

We report a rare and unusual case of invasive Enterobius vermicularis infection in a fallopian tube. The patient was a 23-year-old Malaysian woman who presented with suprapubic pain and vaginal bleeding. A clinical diagnosis of ruptured right ovarian ectopic pregnancy was made. She ...

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2014

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

Diagnosing ectopic pregnancy and current concepts in the management of pregnancy of unknown location.
 

Author(s): E Kirk, C Bottomley, T Bourne

Journal: Hum. Reprod. Update. ;20(2):250-61.

 

A diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy (EP) is primarily achieved using transvaginal ultrasonography (TVS). Pregnancy of unknown location (PUL) is the term used to categorize a pregnancy in a woman with a positive pregnancy test when no pregnancy has been visualized using TVS. This review ...

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2014

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[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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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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