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

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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Complicated abdominal pregnancy with placenta feeding off sacral plexus and subsequent multiple ectopic pregnancies during a 4-year follow-up: a case report.
 

Author(s): Chaitali Patel, Joseph Feldman, Chinwe Ogedegbe

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Abdominal pregnancy (pregnancy in the peritoneal cavity) is a very rare and serious type of extrauterine gestation that accounts for approximately 1.4% of all ectopic pregnancies. It also represents one of the few times an ectopic pregnancy can be carried to term. Early strategic ...

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2016

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Prioritization of Susceptibility Genes for Ectopic Pregnancy by Gene Network Analysis.
 

Author(s): Ji-Long Liu, Miao Zhao

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Ectopic pregnancy is a very dangerous complication of pregnancy, affecting 1%-2% of all reported pregnancies. Due to ethical constraints on human biopsies and the lack of suitable animal models, there has been little success in identifying functionally important genes in the pathogenesis ...

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2016

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The terms "Ectopic Pregnancy" returned 59 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Accuracy of first-trimester ultrasound in diagnosis of tubal ectopic pregnancy in the absence of an obvious extrauterine embryo: systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): A Richardson, I Gallos, S Dobson, B K Campbell, A Coomarasamy, N Raine-Fenning

Journal: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jan;47(1):28-37.

 

To determine the accuracy of ultrasound in the diagnosis of a tubal ectopic pregnancy in the absence of an obvious extrauterine embryo.

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2016

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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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Point of Care 3D Ultrasound for Various Applications: A Pilot Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Appendicitis; Evidence of Cholecystectomy; Gallstones; Pregnancy, Ectopic; Aortic Aneurysm; Kidney Stones; Intrauterine Pregnancy; Diverticulitis; Abdominal Injuries; Tumors; Pancreatitis; Digestive System Diseases; Gastrointestinal Diseases; Intraabdominal Infections; Intestinal Diseases; Pregnancy; Vascular Disease; Uterine Fibroids; Ovarian Cysts; Uterine Abnominalies; Bladder Abnominalies; Testicular Abnominalies; Polyps

 

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2016

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