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 481 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Local management with methotrexate of cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy with live embryo guided by transvaginal ultrasound: A case report.
 

Author(s): Juliana de Freitas Leite, Renato Fraietta, Júlio Elito Júnior

Journal: Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2016 Apr;62(2):184-5.

 

Cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy is a rare type of ectopic pregnancy with high morbidity and mortality. Use of conservative conducts, including medical management with methotrexate, has avoided mutilating surgeries such as hysterectomy and spared the fertility of women. We report the ...

Last Updated: 12 May 2016

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[Simple technique for autologous transfusion in ruptured ectopic pregnancy: Report of six cases managed at the Yaoundé University Hospital in Cameroon].
 

Author(s): E Nkwabong, W Ako Takang, L Kouam

Journal: Med Sante Trop. ;26(1):75-7.

 

Ruptured ectopic pregnancies are life-threatening emergencies, especially in developing countries, where many patients do not consult until rupture, sometimes with the patient already in hemorrhagic shock. In this situation, immediate blood transfusion is essential. Homologous blood ...

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2016

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Ectopic pregnancy risk factors for ART patients undergoing the GnRH antagonist protocol: a retrospective study.
 

Author(s): A Weiss, R Beck-Fruchter, J Golan, M Lavee, Y Geslevich, E Shalev

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In-vitro fertilization is a known risk factor for ectopic pregnancies. We sought to establish the risk factors for ectopic pregnancy in GnRH antagonist cycles examining patient and stimulation parameters with an emphasis on ovulation trigger.

Last Updated: 23 Mar 2016

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The terms "Ectopic Pregnancy" returned 60 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Ectopic Pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Florin-Andrei Taran, Karl-Oliver Kagan, Markus Hübner, Markus Hoopmann, Diethelm Wallwiener, Sara Brucker

Journal: Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2015 Oct;112(41):693-703; quiz 704-5.

 

Extrauterine pregnancy is a complication of the first trimester of pregnancy that arises in 1.3-2.4% of all pregnancies.

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2015

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Ectopic pregnancy with use of progestin-only injectables and contraceptive implants: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Rebecca Callahan, Irina Yacobson, Vera Halpern, Kavita Nanda

Journal: Contraception. 2015 Dec;92(6):514-22.

 

Use of contraception lowers a woman's risk of experiencing an ectopic pregnancy. In the case of method failure, however, progestin-only contraceptives may be more likely to result in ectopic pregnancies than some other methods such as combined hormonal and barrier contraceptives.

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2015

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Ectopic pregnancy secondary to in vitro fertilisation-embryo transfer: pathogenic mechanisms and management strategies.
 

Author(s): Bassem Refaat, Elizabeth Dalton, William L Ledger

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Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is the leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality during the first trimester and the incidence increases dramatically with in vitro fertilisation and embryo transfer (IVF-ET). The co-existence of an EP with a viable intrauterine pregnancy (IUP) is known ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2015

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The Correlation Between Uterine Endometrial Pattern and Ectopic Pregnancy
 

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Condition Summary: Ectopic Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2016

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Optimal Treatment for Women With a Persisting Pregnancy of Unknown Location
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Persistent Pregnancy of Unknown Location; Ectopic Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2016

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