Navigation Links
Smoking + asthma + pregnant = a dangerous combination
Date:9/5/2013

New research from the University of Adelaide has shown for the first time that pregnant women who smoke as well as having asthma are greatly increasing the risk of complications for themselves and their unborn children.

In the first study of its kind in the world, researchers from the University's Robinson Institute compared data from more than 170,000 Australian women over 10 years.

The results have been published online ahead of print in the European Respiratory Journal.

Lead author Dr Nicolette Hodyl says: "We know that being pregnant and having asthma poses risks to both the mother and the baby. We know that smoking poses risks to both the mother and the baby. But now we also know that the combination of these conditions represents a very dangerous situation.

"Asthma and smoking are separately linked during pregnancy to increased risk of bleeding from the birth canal before labor, urinary tract infections, premature rupture of membranes, low birth weight and preterm birth (less than 37 weeks of pregnancy).

"The combination of asthma and smoking greatly increases the risk of these complications during pregnancy."

Dr Hodyl says 5.8% of pregnant women who were not asthmatic and non-smokers experienced a preterm birth. "For asthmatic women, the preterm birth rate increased to 6.5%. Among smoking women, 9.4% experienced preterm birth. And for asthmatic women who also smoked, the rate of preterm birth jumped to 12.7%, which is more than double the normal rate.

"This is an alarming statistic. We hope that pregnant women begin to understand the seriousness of this situation to their heal
'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Nicolette Hodyl
nicolette.hodyl@adelaide.edu.au
61-883-131-303
University of Adelaide
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Quit smoking? Vitamin E may give extra boost to heart health
2. Spine patients who quit smoking report diminished pain
3. Experts believe plain packaging of tobacco products would cut smoking
4. Stopping smoking reduces risk of bacterial pneumonia in people with HIV
5. Happy Fathers Day! Another reason why dads and hopeful dads should quit smoking now
6. Scripps Florida scientists awarded $8.4 million grant to develop new anti-smoking treatments
7. Traffic pollution and wood smoke increases asthma in adults
8. Small protein plays big role in asthma severity
9. Inflammatory on and off switch identified for allergic asthma and COPD
10. Abuse during childhood linked to adult-onset asthma in African-American women
11. Hope on the horizon for asthma sufferers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... 15, 2015  BellBrook Labs, a leader in high ... launch of a TR-FRET (time resolved Forster resonance ... Assay, a high throughput screening assay for glycosyltransferases ... allow for sensitive detection of hundreds of human ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 21, 2015  Analyst Report Issued by Small Cap IR. In ... that planet-wide, transactions at merchants on the leading payment cards ... of credit, debit, and prepaid cards reached 6.54 billion.  Eight ... fraudulent card usage in 2012, and credit and debit card ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Jan. 22, 2015 Infinisource has ... introduction of the G2 model. The G2 sets a higher ... company,s iSolved human capital management solution. With plug-and-play installation, touch ... G2 time clock provides a robust time collection solution for ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):BellBrook Labs Launches a High Throughput Screening Assay for Glycosyltransferases with TR-FRET Readout 2$4.80 Near Term Price Target with "Buy" given by CapRock Research for NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) issued by Small Cap IR 2Infinisource's NXG series sets new time clock standard 2
... to the immune system can affect healthy people,s personality ... illness and suicidal behaviour, reveals a thesis from the ... the immune system and is responsible for defending humans ... injuries, and is therefore vital for our survival. Research ...
... does not affect how long you will live. Instead it is ... get, reveals research from the University of Gothenburg recently published in ... assumed that people with parents who lived to be very old ... "But that,s just not true our study shows that hereditary ...
... drinking is often considered to be a problem of towns and ... BMC Public Health shows that binge drinking in ... Dr Carolin Donath, from the Psychiatric University Clinic Erlangen, looked at ... in Germany and found that more than 93% of the young ...
Cached Biology News:Genes of the immune system are associated with increased risk of mental illness 2Lifestyle affects life expectancy more than genetics 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Crystal Diagnostics (CDx) ... that it has received AOAC-PTM Certifications for the six non-O157 ... and O145; collectively referred to as STEC or the “Big-6”) ... colony forming unit (cfu) per 325 g of raw ground ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... zFlo Motion , a US leader in ... product from a new partner. STT-Systems has developed ... 15 years, with offerings in the optical-motion capture, 3D scanning, ... (inertial measurement unit), iSen, is opening eyes around the world. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Controlled Substance Compliance Services ... helps companies check the legal requirements around using controlled ... China. , As their international operations expand and ... software solutions built as a result of the first ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Diagenode, Inc., a leading ... Bioruptor® and complete solutions for epigenetics research, recently ... alleviating the need for manual processing. The new ... ChIP of histones or transcription factors and a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Crystal Diagnostics Awarded AOAC-PTM Accreditation for the Rapid Detection of “Big 6” E.coli Food Pathogens 23D Motion Capture Just Got Easy 2Global Compliance Service for Controlled Substances to Expand to China 2Diagenode Launches Unique Semi-Automated Solution for Chromatin Immunoprecipitation 2
... a,drug and diagnostic discovery company, today announced that ... Diagnostics and Genomic,Services Unit and the Therapeutics Unit., ... recent progress in core,programs have laid the foundation ... market. John Jaskowiak has been appointed as Head ...
... 15 As drastic cutbacks at major,pharmaceuticals ... drug teams. Social networks have entered the ... are being scrutinized for,ROI. Product recalls and ... on drug marketers. Yet new marketing opportunities ...
... 15 The Kansas Bioscience,Authority has launched ... nationwide to create products that protect Americans ... disrupt the national economy or,to infect humans., ... Biosecurity Research Initiative,(CBRI) are to support interinstitutional ...
Cached Biology Technology:ExonHit Builds A New Organisation 2ExonHit Builds A New Organisation 3ExonHit Builds A New Organisation 4Beyond DTC: Pharma Industry Faces New Challenges, Competition, Strategies for Market Dominance 2Collaborative Biosecurity Research Initiative Launched to Target Animal and Public Health Threats Nationally 2Collaborative Biosecurity Research Initiative Launched to Target Animal and Public Health Threats Nationally 3
... depletion cocktail is tailored to ... suspensions of rat spleen cells. ... StemSep (or compatible 0.5 Tesla) ... T cell content of the ...
CleanCut agarose is used to prepare genomic DNA plugs for use in pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) applications. Supplied as a 12 ml solution of 2% agarose....
... The 96 PW is an intelligent full microplate ... all wells simultaneously. This instrument gives you the ... outstanding washing efficiency , Performance ... and excellent wash efficiency. A dispense precision of ...
... Ideal for cell culture scale-up, these ... 10 7 - 10 9 range ... bottles or spinner flasks. • High mechanical ... leak tested prior to shipping • Certified ...
Biology Products: