Navigation Links
Medications used to treat rheumatoid arthritis may affect abortion rate in women
Date:4/15/2013

A new study published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, Arthritis Care & Research, reveals that women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who were on methotrexate (MTX), a drug commonly used to reduce inflammation caused by RA, had lower rates of induced abortions compared to women with RA who were not exposed to the medication. Findings indicate that women with RA exposed to anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) drugs may have increased abortion rates compared to unexposed women.

Experts estimate that 1.3 million U.S. adults have RAan inflammatory disease where the immune system attacks the lining of the joints causing pain, swelling, stiffness, and ultimately may lead to loss of joint function. RA can affect women during their reproductive years, placing them at risk for unplanned pregnancies. In fact, one study has shown that up to half of pregnancies in North America are unplanned, and nearly half of these unintended pregnancies are terminated.

A 2003 study by Chakravarty et al. found that while 96% of rheumatologists in the U.S. had recommended birth control to female RA patients of childbearing age who were starting MTX, only 55% followed-up with patients regarding their use of contraceptives. "Women with RA who become pregnant may have disease-specific reasons which might influence their decision to end a pregnancy. Exposure to teratogenic drugs, such as MTX, which can affect the development of the fetus, is one such reason women with RA may choose an induced abortion," explains lead author, Dr. velyne Vinet, from the Montreal General Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in Canada.

To expand evidence of induced abortion rates in women with RA exposed to MTX, the team performed a nested case-control study using Quebec's physician billing and hospitalization databases from 1996 to 2008. Women with RA who were between the ages of 15 and 45 were identified, with cases classified as women
'/>"/>

Contact: Dawn Peters
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
781-388-8408
Wiley
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Midtown Dentistry Combats Mouth Wounds During Radiation Treatment with New Medications
2. UCLA study finds heart failure medications highly cost-effective
3. Know Whats in Your Childs Medications, FDA Warns
4. Certain Diabetes Medications May Lower Heart Failure Risk
5. Tomorrows life-saving medications may currently be living at the bottom of the sea
6. Common anti-fever medications pose kidney injury risk for children
7. New UAlberta research shows commonly prescribed medications could have adverse effects
8. Study provides guidance for use of acid-suppressive medications in hospital patients
9. Fake Drugs Entering the U.S.: Lawyers at Console & Hollawell Highlight Federal Warnings About Counterfeit Medications
10. New delivery method improves efficacy of 2 common Parkinsons disease medications
11. Reducing off-label use of antipsychotic medications may save money
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/26/2014)... 2014 The “LoveHandle" was featured on ... Report, which features the latest and coolest technology products ... expert and technology reporter for NewsWatch, conducted the product ... phones off the ground. , According to eMarketer, US ... operating a mobile device, and that doesn’t include talking. ...
(Date:10/26/2014)... 26, 2014 Revenue Masters Cloud Contract ... user-friendly software recently launched. Cloud Contract Modeling™ ... rates, including bundled payments and government reimbursement. Instead of ... be automatically checked against the payer contract to ensure ... , Revenue Masters, LLC, is a healthcare revenue cycle ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Triton Algae Innovations, ... Dr. Xun Wang has joined the firm as ... Triton has developed a patented synthetic biology platform for ... Dr. Wang, the platform uses algae to produce novel ... “Algae are unique because they can produce compounds that ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... CA (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 More ... annual President’s Circle Reception on Monday at the home ... accomplishments and hear from guest speaker Dr. Winifred Lender ... worlds. , Dr. Lender, a Santa Barbara psychologist, author ... challenges and benefits of living in the digital age. ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Wisconsin (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 QueenBeeTickets.com ... for a great selection at affordable prices. Bob Seger ... Center Huntington Center and Nationwide Arena are going on ... , Click Here to browse the selection ... Band at QueenBeeTickets.com. , The famous singer is touring ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:A New Method for Keeping Mobile Devices from Falling was Featured on NewsWatch Television on October 16, 2014 2Health News:Keeping Hospitals Doors Open with Affordable Software Now Available 2Health News:Keeping Hospitals Doors Open with Affordable Software Now Available 3Health News:Triton Algae Innovations Ltd. Names Dr. Xun Wang as President 2Health News:Triton Algae Innovations Ltd. Names Dr. Xun Wang as President 3Health News:Finding Balance between the Real & Digital World Topic of Family Service Agency Reception 2Health News:Finding Balance between the Real & Digital World Topic of Family Service Agency Reception 3Health News:Finding Balance between the Real & Digital World Topic of Family Service Agency Reception 4Health News:QueenBeeTickets.com Features Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Tickets for Charleston Civic Center, Huntington Center, and Nationwide Arena at Reduced Prices 2
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- ... massive egg recall due to salmonella contamination has probably made you ... But now some time has passed, and you,re starting to ... the eggs languishing in your fridge or are you inviting a ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- If ... overindulgence can be easily worked off at the gym, think ... month,s worth of unhealthy living changes physiology, making piled-on fat ... can have later long-term effects," said study co-author Dr. Torbjorn ...
... physical and emotional problems a year after surgery than before ... the key findings of a research study of more than ... Surgery . Researchers from The Netherlands spoke to ... 54, who had undergone planned surgery, ranging from plastic surgery ...
... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- A ... death after taking the glucose-lowering diabetes drugs Avandia and Actos ... to numerous other studies that found that the risk was ... findings are, however, in line with some other previous studies, ...
... times could be cut by over one third and patients, ... approach to the triage process of sorting patients for ... International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage ... Zarqa, Jordan and colleagues have turned to a design strategy ...
... Reporter , TUESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant ... should not worry that their use will cause birth ... of women develop herpes simplex during the first trimester ... antiviral drugs such as acyclovir (Zovirax), valacyclovir (Valtrex) and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Are The Eggs in Your Fridge Safe to Eat? 2Health News:Are The Eggs in Your Fridge Safe to Eat? 3Health News:Are The Eggs in Your Fridge Safe to Eat? 4Health News:Short-Term Overeating Could Make Long-Term Weight Loss Tougher 2Health News:Up to 1 in 4 patients report more physical problems a year after surgery than before 2Health News:Heart Risks the Same With 2 Diabetes Drugs: Study 2Health News:Heart Risks the Same With 2 Diabetes Drugs: Study 3Health News:Engineering shorter wait times in the ER 2Health News:Herpes Drugs Won't Raise Birth Defect Risk, Study Finds 2Health News:Herpes Drugs Won't Raise Birth Defect Risk, Study Finds 3
(Date:10/25/2014)... Md. , Oct. 24, 2014  The ... highlighted the latest results achieved by ... system. The National Precursor Log ... at the point of sale and helps flag ... narcotics agents often set up NPLEx "watch lists" ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... 2014 In conjunction with DURECT Corporation,s (Nasdaq: ... press release, you are invited to listen to the ... internet on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 4:30 pm ... live audio webcast of the presentation will be available ... clicking "Investor Relations."  If you are unable to participate ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... 24, 2014 Best Practices designed the ... with a forum for sharing insights about the ... a mechanism for creating and sharing solutions through ... findings from the Medical Affairs Consortium survey. ... for the first roundtable of the 2014-2015 Medical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kentucky's NPLEx Technology Making Significant Progress 2DURECT Corporation Invites You to Join its Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call 2Strong Participation in Best Practices' Medical Affairs Consortium Survey 2
... MYL ) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has ... mg/20 mg, 2.5 mg/40 mg, 5 mg/10 mg, 5 mg/20 mg, ... mg, 10 mg/40 mg and 10 mg/80 mg, the generic version ... treatment of hypertension. Caduet Tablets had U.S. sales ...
... Inc. reported today that it has completed enrollment in ... product expressing the neurturin (NRTN) gene for the treatment ... patients at 11 medical centers throughout the United States.  ... provide constant, sustained expression of neurturin (NRTN), a neurotrophic ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Ceregene Completes Enrollment of Second Phase 2 Study of CERE-120 for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease 2Ceregene Completes Enrollment of Second Phase 2 Study of CERE-120 for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease 3Ceregene Completes Enrollment of Second Phase 2 Study of CERE-120 for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease 4
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: