Category: Rev Obstet Gynecol

Folic Acid supplementation and pregnancy: more than just neural tube defect prevention.

Folic Acid supplementation and pregnancy: more than just neural tube defect prevention.

Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2011;4(2):52-9

Authors: Greenberg JA, Bell SJ, Guan Y, Yu YH

Abstract
Folate (vitamin B(9)) is an essential nutrient that is required for DNA replication and as a substrate for a range of enzymatic reactions involved in amino acid synthesis and vitamin metabolism. Demands for folate increase during pregnancy because it is also required for growth and development of the fetus. Folate deficiency has been associated with abnormalities in both mothers (anemia, peripheral neuropathy) and fetuses (congenital abnormalities). This article reviews the metabolism of folic acid, the appropriate use of folic acid supplementation in pregnancy, and the potential benefits of folic acid, as well as the possible supplementation of l-methylfolate for the prevention of pregnancy-related complications other than neural tube defects.

PMID: 22102928 [PubMed] ]]>

The use of barbed sutures in obstetrics and gynecology.

The use of barbed sutures in obstetrics and gynecology.

Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2010;3(3):82-91

Authors: Greenberg JA

Abstract
Despite the multitude of different procedures performed with a host of different wound closure biomaterials, no study or surgeon has yet identified the perfect suture for all situations. In recent years, a new class of suture material-barbed suture-has been introduced into the surgeon’s armamentarium. This review focuses on barbed suture to better understand the role of this newer material in obstetrics and gynecology.

PMID: 21364859 [PubMed] ]]>

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