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#pregnancy #stroke #pseudomonas

#Doctor, could you comment on these topics to the #media today?

>> Certain pregnancies predict stroke risk

>> Deadly eye infection from drops

The Med & Mic™ 05.22.23

MED NEWS blog post from Dr. Maria ON Speaking, LLC

Stroke Risk after Complicated Pregnancies

Women who have complications, such as gestational high blood pressure, preeclampsia, or preterm birth, in two or more pregnancies have double the risk of stroke by age 45. Researchers at Cedar Sinai reviewed data from a Finnish health registry including 144,000 women and 317,000 live births. The analysis showed that 18% had at least one pregnancy with an adverse outcome. One in five pregnancies in the U.S. is affected by an adverse pregnancy outcome. (Source: U.S. News & World Report via HealthDay, C. Murez, 5.22.23)

Contaminated Eyedrops

The CDC reports a fourth death as a result of eye drops contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The CDC and FDA has warned people to discontinue EzriCare or Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears products. So far 81 patients in 18 states have been treated for drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. There have been four deaths, 14 patients with vision loss, and four cases of eyeballs being surgically removed. (Source: USA Today, M. Snider, 5.20.23)

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