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

Impact of hysterosalpingography after operative treatment for ectopic pregnancy in Taiwan: A 16-year Nationwide Population-Based Analysis.
 

Author(s): Nai-Chi Chiu, Chi-Hong Ho, Shu-Huei Shen, Yu-Chuan Tsuei, Kang-Lung Lee, Chen-Yu Huang, Hsin-Yang Li, Tzeng-Ji Chen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jun;96(25):e7263.

 

By retrieving records from Taiwan's National Health Insurance (NHI) system's database, the current study aimed to investigate the impacts of hysterosalpingography (HSG) to patients after ectopic pregnancy (EP) operations in Taiwan.In this retrospective cohort study, insurance claims ...

Last Updated: 22 Jun 2017

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MicroRNA-873 is a Potential Serum Biomarker for the Detection of Ectopic Pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Qi Lu, Qi Yan, Fengying Xu, Yuhong Li, Wenxia Zhao, Chunzhu Wu, Yudong Wang, Xiao Lang

Journal: Cell. Physiol. Biochem.. 2017 ;41(6):2513-2522.

 

Ectopic pregnancy (EP) refers to the implantation of the zygote outside the uterine cavity. In clinical practice, the diagnosis of EP relies on a combination of ultrasound findings and serum human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) measurements. However, the need for serial hCG measurements ...

Last Updated: 4 May 2017

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Complete Tubal Abortion: A Rare Form of Ectopic Pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Bogdan Chirculescu, Raluca Chirculescu, Mioara Ionescu, Gheorghe Peltecu, Anca Panaitescu,

Journal: Chirurgia (Bucur). ;112(1):68-71.

 

Tubal abortion is characterized by the extrusion of an ectopic product of conception implanted in the fallopian tube through the abdominal ostium into the peritoneal cavity. It can be either complete or incomplete and may lead to severe bleeding. Recognition of a complete tubal abortion ...

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2017

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The terms "Ectopic Pregnancy" returned 56 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Abdominal ectopic pregnancy after in vitro fertilization and single embryo transfer: a case report and systematic review.
 

Author(s): Nicole Yoder, Reshef Tal, J Ryan Martin

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Ectopic pregnancy is the leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality during the first trimester and the incidence increases dramatically with assisted-reproductive technology (ART), occurring in approximately 1.5-2.1 % of patients undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Abdominal ...

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2016

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Systematic review: What is the best first-line approach for cesarean section ectopic pregnancy?
 

Author(s): Mine Kanat-Pektas, Serkan Bodur, Ozgur Dundar, Vuslat Lale Bakır

Journal: Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Apr;55(2):263-9.

 

This systematic review aims to analyze the case reports, case series, or clinical studies describing the women with cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy (CSEP), and thus, to determine the efficacy and safety of different primary treatment modalities in the management of CSEP. A thorough ...

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2016

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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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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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Adnexal Mass After Methotrexate Treatment for Ectopic Pregnancies
 

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Condition Summary: Ectopic Pregnancies

 

Last Updated: 2 May 2017

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