• 07.22.2014   
    Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inherited metabolic disorder in which an affected person is less able to process the amino acid phenylalanine. Abnormally high levels of phenylalanine in the blood and tissues can cause a variety of toxic effects,...
  • 07.22.2014   
    With respect to milk supply in women taking methylergonovine, we have found that a single post-partum dose will suppress prolactin levels, but doesn't seem to have much of a noticeable effect on supply. Existing studies are conflicted regarding...
  • 07.15.2014   
    G6PD deficiency is a metabolic disorder in which an enzyme in red blood cells, Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase, does not work as well as it should. This deficiency makes the blood begin break down during periods of significant oxidative stress,...
  • 07.10.2014   
    Neonatal hypoglycemia (low blood sugar in a new baby) is a common problem in hospital nurseries. Some infants can have low blood sugar and show no symptoms, others become jittery and may feed poorly, and in severe cases, the infant may suffer brain...
  • 09.20.2013   
         A recent study explored the relationship between maternal colonization (bacteria on the mother’s skin surface) with Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus (MSSA), during pregnancy and delivery to determine the...
07.22.2014   

Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inherited metabolic disorder in which an affected person is less able to process the amino acid phenylalanine. Abnormally high levels of phenylalanine in the blood and...

07.22.2014   

With respect to milk supply in women taking methylergonovine, we have found that a single post-partum dose will suppress prolactin levels, but doesn't seem to have much of a noticeable effect...

07.15.2014   

G6PD deficiency is a metabolic disorder in which an enzyme in red blood cells, Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase, does not work as well as it should. This deficiency makes the blood begin break...

07.10.2014   

Neonatal hypoglycemia (low blood sugar in a new baby) is a common problem in hospital nurseries. Some infants can have low blood sugar and show no symptoms, others become jittery and may feed...

09.20.2013   

     A recent study explored the relationship between maternal colonization (bacteria on the mother’s skin surface) with...

08.01.2013   

 

In the USA recently, 378 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection have been reported to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Reports are from the health...

07.26.2013   

 

Recently, there has been a dramatic rise in the abuse of substances called "Bath Salts" in the USA.  "Bath Salts" is an informal name for a new generation of...

11.27.2012   

 

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. In 1990, the incidence of breast cancer was 5–7 per 100 women in developed countries in patients less than...

11.26.2012   

 

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11.15.2012   

 

Human milk is a complex biological fluid, which satisfies the nutritional...

11.15.2012   

 

Head lice or pediculus humanus capitis, occurs in as many...

11.13.2012   

 

Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder, which causes...

11.13.2012   

 

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects...

11.13.2012   

 

Celiac disease (CD) occurs as a result of immunological responses in the...

11.12.2012   

 

Probiotic are live microorganisms that are beneficial to the host. According to the definition by World Health Organization, probiotics are: "Live...

11.05.2012   

Type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition that affects systemic glucose metabolism. With type 2 diabetes, one’s...

10.15.2012   

 

Otitis media is an infection of the middle ear space, behind the eardrum (tympanic membrane). It is...

10.15.2012   

 

Cancer is the leading cause of death among U.S children between infancy and 15 years of age. Approximately 11,210 new cases of pediatric cancer were diagnosed in children 0–14...

10.10.2012   

 

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death of a seemingly healthy baby, usually during sleep. It is also called as crib death.It is the leading cause of post...

09.20.2012   

 

Ovarian canceris a malignant growth arising from the ovary.   In the US almost 20,000 cases of ovarian cancer were reported in 2006.  ...

09.18.2012   

Current studies indicate that approximately 4% of women in the USA use illicit drugs while pregnant. Seventy five percent of these cases report the use of marijuana. Despite the...

09.18.2012   

Major depression is a disease with certain characteristic signs and symptoms, which interfere with the ability to work, sleep, eat, and enjoy pleasurable activities. Disabling...

09.10.2012   

 

Pyloric stenosis (PS), also known as infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, is caused by hypertrophy of smooth...

07.17.2012   

In 2003, a report was published which reviewed the poisoning of newborns by the inadvertent use of intramuscular or oral methylergonovine (at adult doses) directly in infants.   ...

03.17.2011   

Potassium iodide was approved by the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) in 1982 for thyroid protection from radioactive iodine accidents.  Of the many radioactive elements...

01.03.2011   

WEBFORUM:  This webforum consist of two sections,  one is the standard drug section where we only permit healthcare professionals to ASK...

08.03.2010   

Head lice during pregnancy and breastfeeding can be treated with pediculicides including permethrin, malathion, and ivermectin. There are studies providing evidence that these agents do not...

07.29.2010   

Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex (D-MER) is a condition of negative emotional responses that arise during breastfeeding. These emotional responses may be described as waves of sadness, anger, or...
06.23.2010   

Initiation of breastfeeding as early as possible is beneficial for the mother and the child, (short-term and long-term); this view is now commonly accepted and commonly practiced. Skin-to-skin...

06.23.2010   

Infants who are not breastfeeding are particularly vulnerable to infection and hospitalization for severe respiratory illness. Women who deliver should be encouraged to initiate breastfeeding...

06.23.2010   

It is well known that the use of alcohol during pregnancy can be quite hazardous for the fetus, and no one currently recommends the use of alcohol during pregnancy. However, many women may wish to...

06.23.2010   

Check out this good mini-review! This is an interesting mini-review which strongly suggests meperidine is a poor choice for analgesia for maternal pain relief.

Are we willing to change...

06.23.2010   

Bio-terrorrism is a novel form of modern warfare that uses chemical or biological agents to wreak havoc. The use of the bacteria Bacillus anthracis is particularly effective as a biological...

06.23.2010   

Check out this CDC website that answers many frequently asked questions about pregnancy and breastfeeding. Any additional questions may be directed towards our webforum.

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06.22.2010   

Check out this excellent CDC site on how to continue breastfeeding while traveling. It is a useful guide and covers various essential subjects on the matter.

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06.22.2010   

Check out this excellent CDC site on West Nile Virus in breastfeeding. This link provides answers to frequently asked questions and a case report of West Nile Virus transfer through breast milk...

06.15.2010   

Although it is currently thought that nipple piercing for the most part does not affect milk supply in a breastfeeding woman, there are case reports that show that trauma caused by nipple...

04.07.2010   

The following was copied from the American College of Radiology Website

ACR Manual on Contrast Media

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04.07.2010   

Excessive daytime sleepiness is a cardinal sign of narcolepsy. While there are various well-studied drugs for treatment of narcolepsy, little is known in regards to treatment for...
03.08.2010   

Mechanisms of Drug Entry into Human Milk

The amount of drug excreted into milk depends on a number of kinetic factors:

1) the lipid solubility of the drug,

2) the molecular...