spontaneous abortion


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spontaneous abortion

[spän′tā·nē·əs ə′bȯr·shən]
(medicine)
An unexpected, premature expulsion of the fetus. Also known as miscarriage.
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There were 10 reports on spontaneous abortion, 14 on stillbirth, 3 on preterm delivery, 6 on birth weight, 5 on neonatal mortality, and 7 on infant mortality.
Of about 1,005,000 pregnancies, the rate of spontaneous abortion (before 22 weeks' gestation) was 11%.
Carmi R, Gohar J, Meizner I, et al Spontaneous abortion - high risk factor for neural tube defects in subsequent pregnancy.
Because some women who receive postabortion care have had spontaneous abortions (miscarriages), the next step is to subtract the estimated number of women who had obtained treatment for complications of spontaneous abortions from the total number of women with abortion complications; the result is the number of women treated for complications of induced abortions.
The significant association of spontaneous abortion with each NSAID administered suggests a drug class effect.
The other explanation [for the finding of increased spontaneous abortion among anti-TNF users] is that it's the disease more than the drug, so that people who have worse RA are going to have pregnancy outcomes that are not necessarily as good, and you just don't know that from this because there's only 10 people in the DMARD-only arm," he said in an interview.
As early as 1980, research evidence suggested that drinking during pregnancy--at least heavy drinking--was associated with a significantly increased rate of spontaneous abortion (Sokol 1980).
Around 15 to 20% of all pregnancies in humans end in spontaneous abortions.
We compared the pregnancy outcome events such as spontaneous abortion (failure of pregnancy within the first 28 weeks of gestation) and neonatal mortality (death of the newborn within 28 days after birth) [7,8] in exposed and non-exposed areas.
The study has found that the risk of spontaneous abortion is high among women residing within 50 metres of a road with an ' annual average daily traffic' of 15,200 vehicles compared to women residing near roads with average daily traffic of about 1,000 vehicles.
Current estimates indicate that about 15-20 per cent of clinically recognized pregnancies end up in spontaneous abortion prior to 20 wk of gestation, while another 70 per cent of fertilized ova do not get implanted (2).
To enforce this mentality, let's begin having funeral Masses and burial rites for every instance of spontaneous abortion.