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 379 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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Trend of ectopic pregnancy and its main determinants in Hamadan province, Iran (2000-2010).
 

Author(s): Fatemeh Shobeiri, Najmeh Tehranian, Mansour Nazari

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Ectopic pregnancy remains a major gynaecologyical problem in contemporary gynaecological practice. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and some risk factors of ectopic pregnancy in Hamadan province during 2000-2010.

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2014

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Risk factors for ectopic pregnancy in women with planned pregnancy: a case-control study.
 

Author(s): Cheng Li, Chun-Xia Meng, Wei-Hong Zhao, Hai-Qian Lu, Wei Shi, Jian Zhang

Journal: Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.. 2014 Oct;181():176-82.

 

To explore the risk factors for ectopic pregnancy (EP) in women with planned pregnancy.

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2014

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The terms "Ectopic Pregnancy" returned 48 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Heterochronic bilateral ectopic pregnancy after ovulation induction.
 

Author(s): Bo Zhu, Gu-feng Xu, Yi-feng Liu, Fan Qu, Wei-miao Yao, Yi-min Zhu, Hui-juan Gao, Dan Zhang

Journal: J Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 2014 Aug;15(8):750-5.

 

Ectopic pregnancy is identified with the widely-applied assisted reproductive technology (ART). Bilateral ectopic pregnancy is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy which is difficult to be diagnosed at the pre-operation stage. In this paper, we presented an unusual case of heterochronic ...

Last Updated: 5 Aug 2014

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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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Laparascopy Versus Laparatomy in the Management of Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy
 

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Condition Summary: Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2013

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Methotrexate Treatment for Ectopic Pregnancy
 

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Condition Summary: Ectopic Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2015

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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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