Presenting our latest EMJ Reproductive Health eJournal, featuring a review of the recent European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) virtual 36th Annual Meeting alongside fascinating original research articles. Read on for insights on stress and infertility shared at ESHRE, selected summaries of abstracts and breaking news from the congress, and original research including our Editor’s Pick by Juliá and Medrano reviewing current and future practices for in vitro gametogenesis.
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Aetiology and Outcomes of Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy: A Cross-Sectional Study in a University Hospital, India
Thrombocytopenia (TCP) is the second most common haematological finding in pregnancy next to anaemia. It carries a risk for both the mother and the fetus, associated with substantial maternal or neonatal morbidity and mortality. However, a specific therapy, if instituted promptly, improves the outcome for affected patients and their offspring. In patients in India, TCP during pregnancy is an underexplored condition.
Umbilical Cord Haematoma and Uterine Torsion: Rare Pregnancy Complications at Tu Du Hospital in Vietnam and a Review of Literature
Abnormalities of the umbilical cord are very common in pregnancy. These include marginal insertion, velamentous cord insertion, umbilical cord true knot, umbilical torsion, and many more.
A Comparative Study of Local Dietary Intake Among Subjects with Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Attending Antenatal Care
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy remain among the most significant causes of pregnancy-related complications. The research by the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) group revealed that non-pharmacological measures and intervention such as diet can be used to control blood pressure.
Interview: Mausumi Das
EMJ team had the pleasure of interviewing two specialists: Mausumi Das, Consultant Gynaecologist and a Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK