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By Judith Hibbard MD

This factor Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics examines scientific problems in being pregnant. visitor Editor Dr. Judith Hibbard has assembled a panel of specialists who provide experiences on themes together with Preeclampsia, Peripartum cardiomyopathy, Pregestational diabetes, bronchial asthma administration, administration of renal illness, Renal transplant recipients and being pregnant, Sickle ailment and being pregnant, Thyroid ailment, Gestational diabetes, being pregnant after gastric pass, Thromboprophylaxis in being pregnant, Cholestasis of being pregnant, and moral matters in obstetrics.

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Patients should be observed using their inhalers and peak flow meters and correct use reinforced. Frank discussion about the importance of continuing asthma medications and the possible severe consequences for the patient and her fetus with discontinuation is vital. Avoidance of Triggers Up to 80% of patients with asthma have positive skin tests to allergens, the most common being animal dander, dust mites, cockroach antigens, pollens, and molds. There are nonimmune triggers as well, including strong odors, tobacco smoke, air pollutants, and drugs such as aspirin and b-blockers.

Accessed December 31, 2009. Box 1 Increased risk for thyroid disease with greater than or equal to 1a Signs or symptoms of thyroid under- or overfunction Goiter History of hyperthyroid disease, hypothyroid disease, postpartum thyroiditis, or thyroid surgery Previous therapeutic head or neck irradiation Type 1 diabetes mellitus or other autoimmune disorder Family history of thyroid disease Infertility History of miscarriage or preterm delivery Thyroid antibodies (when known) Unexplained anemia or hyponatremia Increased cholesterol level a Pregnant patient needs evaluation with serum TSH.

30. Stenius-Aarniala B, Piirila P, Teramo K. Asthma and pregnancy: a prospective study of 198 pregnancies. Thorax 1988;43(1):12–8. Diagnosis and Management of T h y ro i d D i s e a s e i n P re g n a n c y Diana L. Fitzpatrick, MD a, *, Michelle A. Russell, MD, MPH b KEYWORDS  Thyroid  Pregnancy  Management Thyroid disease is common, affecting 1% to 2% of pregnant women. Pregnancy may modify the course of thyroid disease, and pregnancy outcomes can depend on optimal management of thyroid disorders.

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