Abbott ITS and FOGSI come together to raise awareness on importance of thyroid screening in pregnant women

first_img News Abbott ITS and FOGSI come together to raise awareness on importance of thyroid screening in pregnant women Add Comment WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Related Posts Abnormal levels of thyroid hormones during pregnancy are associated with increased risk of complications such as anaemia, miscarriages, post-partum bleeding, pre-eclampsia and placental abruptionThyroid disorders are highly prevalent in India. Approximately 8.3-10.4 per cent or one in ten adults suffer from hypothyroidism, which occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones to meet the needs of the body. This condition is twice as prevalent in women as in men and the condition is common among women of child-bearing age. A 2016 study conducted in nine Indian states across OPD setups assessing prevalence of hypothyroidism in pregnancy with TSH cut-offs < 4.5 found 13.13 per cent of pregnant women to be hypothyroid. Following trimester-specific TSH cut-offs of <2.5 mIU/L for the first trimester and <3.0 mIU/L for the second and third trimester, as recommended by the FOGSI, ITS and NRHM guidelines, prevalence of hypothyroidism was found to be 44.3 per cent, 32.0 per cent, and 34 per cent in the first, second, and third trimester, respectively. There is significant regional variation in prevalence, and in Maharashtra, the study showed 17.85 per cent prevalence in Pune and 14 per cent in Nasik.Abnormal levels of thyroid hormones during pregnancy are associated with increased risk of complications such as anaemia, miscarriages, post-partum bleeding, pre-eclampsia and placental abruption. The thyroid hormone is critical for normal development of the fetal brain and nervous system and during the first trimester, the fetus depends on the mother’s supply of thyroid hormone, which directly comes through the placenta. Therefore, treating thyroid disorders is important for both maternal and child health, as thyroid disorders significantly increase the risk of adverse birth outcomes such as preterm birth, low birth weight and fetal death. Thyroid hormone is critical for normal development of the fetal brain and nervous system.Despite high prevalence of hypothyroidism among pregnant women in India, and the risks that the condition poses, there is low penetration of screening and testing for the condition in pregnant women. Dr Nandita Palshetkar, President of Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), explains, “Since thyroid disorders present non-specific symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, constipation etc., they are often difficult to diagnose without testing. In the absence of visible signs and symptoms of thyroid disorders, combined with low patient awareness, thyroid testing tends to be overlooked.”Detection in the first trimester is particularly important. ITS guidelines recommend that testing should be conducted at the first prenatal visit or at the time of confirmation of pregnancy, and that diagnosis should be based on trimester-specific TSH thresholds. Dr Shashank Joshi, Secretary, Indian Thyroid Society (ITS), observes, “Late detection not only increases the chance that surgical intervention is required, but it also leads to higher risk of irreversible damage caused by complications. Thus, ITS and FOGSI strongly advocate thyroid screening in the first trimester of pregnancy and in maintaining trimester specific TSH at the upper threshold of 2.5 mI/L in the first trimester and 3.0 mI/L in the second and third trimester for better maternal and fetal outcomes.”Awareness plays a critical role in the fight against under-detection. Under its campaign, Making India Thyroid Aware (MITA) and in partnership with Abbott India, ITS seeks to drive awareness amongst doctors and patients for early diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders amongst women in the age group of 25 to 45 years. Through a range of initiatives driving education among doctors, making Indian women aware of thyroid disorders and facilitating early detection, MITA has reached over 50,000 doctors and 5.6 million patients nationwide since 2011. Recently, Abbott and ITS launched a digital campaign to procure pledges from doctors across India in support of MITA. In recognition of each pledge and to further diagnostic access for underprivileged women, Abbott will donate an equal number of free screening tests to an NGO. More than 8,500 doctor pledges have been received till date.Dr Srirupa, Medical Director, Abbott adds, “Abbott is a thought leader in thyroid therapy and has been a knowledge and education partner to ITS to drive awareness of thyroid disorders in India. In the coming year, Abbott, ITS and FOGSI plan to educate another 20,000 physicians and gynaecologists, while also driving awareness among 10 million thyroid patients through digital, print and in-clinic initiatives. Combining the skills and resources of multiple stakeholders, this campaign can lead to greater awareness, strengthening of health services and eventually better disease control. With access to the physician and gynaecologists bodies to cascade changes swiftly, we can raise awareness through initiatives at scale, ensuring they reach both medical and patient communities.”References:Swathi N. Int J Pharm Pharm Sci. 2018;10(6):23-25, Shekhar S. J Med Sci Clin Res. 2018;6(4)Sethi B. Indian J Endocr Metab 2017;21:302-7Paul W Ladenson, Hypothyroidism Lancet 2004; 363: 793–803Goyal D. Thyroid Res Pract 2019;16:55-9; Romitti M et al. Endocr Connect. 2018 Nov; 7(11): 1158–1167.Dhanwal et al. Indian J Endocr Metab 2016;20:387-90Swathi N. Int J Pharm Pharm Sci. 2018;10(6):23-25, Shekhar S. J Med Sci Clin Res. 2018;6(4)Sethi B. Indian J Endocr Metab 2017;21:302-7 and Dhanwal et al. Indian J Endocr Metab 2016;20:387-90Dhanwal et al. Indian J Endocr Metab 2016;20:387-90Guidelines for Management of Thyroid Dysfunction During Pregnancy2019 ITS FOGSI guidelines Read Article Comments (0) Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” By EH News Bureau on July 24, 2019 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha AbbottanaemiaFOGSIHypothyroidismITSMaking India Thyroid Awaremiscarriagesplacental abruptionpost-partum bleedingpre-eclampsiapregnant womenthyroid screening Sharelast_img read more

Lady Devils softball looking for progress

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Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. PreviousStill reigning regional champions, Lady Indians now a young team looking to growNextLots to like about 2021 Lady Hounds softball squad Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Lady Devils softball looking for progressMarch 26, 2021Mark CarpenterSports0 Leadership for the 2021 North Adams Lady Devils softball squad will be provided by this trio of seniors. From left, Maleia Eldridge, Madison Richey, and Sydney Collett. (Photo by Kelly Boerger) By Mark CarpenterRecent seasons have been tough on the North Adams Lady Devils softball program and as the 2021 campaign looms ahead, the Lady Devils will be looking for a boost of confidence, and some steps of progress. Losing the 2020 season was hard on the North Adams squad, as Coach Kelly Boerger explains.“Missing last season was detrimental to our girls, to both their physical and mental confidence,” says Boerger. “They did not get to build on the skills they had been working on from the previous season (2019) and it truly affected their mental game as well. I actually had a few players not come back this year due to ;just not feeling it’ after missing last season.”Just looking to make steps in a positive direction, the Lady Devils take a relatively young roster into the 2021 season, led though by a trio of seniors- Maleia Eldridge, Madison Richey, and Sydney Collett. They will be joined in the dugout by juniors Mona Edwards, Savannah Gorman, and Kaylee Tumbleson; sophomores Tori Staggs, Jaylynn Collett, Riley Richey, Emma Moore, Libby Myers, Maddie Tumbleson, and Morgan Blythe; and freshmen Teagan Lloyd and Rylee Murphy.“I think our team’s strength this spring is the positive attitude that the girls bring to practice each day,” says Coach Boerger. “They know that we have a lot to work to put in yet they come in with a smile on their face and ready to do whatever drill we throw at them. In terms of weaknesses, I’d say we need to work on our fundamentals, and increase our confidence and our ability to work together as a team. Missing last year took away the ability to grow and get together as a team so figuring out what everyone’s role on the team is continues to challenge us.”One of the finest softball pitchers in North Adams history, Jade (Spriggs) Young, is an assistant coach this season and she will work with a staff that will begin with Kaylee Tumbleson, who worked in relief in 2019 and will now move into a starter’s role. According to Coach Boerger, Tori Staggs and Rylee Murphy could also see a lot of innings this spring.On the other end of the battery will be Teagan Lloyd, backed up in the catcher’s position by Libby Myers and Tori Staggs. “We are young and inexperienced at the pitcher and catcher positions,” says Boerger, “but as the season goes in, I think things will fall into place there.”“We have a few experienced players back in our juniors and seniors so we will look to them to be the team leaders by example and by encouraging and motivating our younger players.”No matter how they slice it, the schedule will be full of potholes for the Lady Devils, who open up on Tuesday, March 30 with a trip to Whiteoak for their Southern Hills Athletic Conference opener. North Adams will also face some challenging non-conference battles as well as the normal rigors of the SHAC.“We have a few non-conference games against teams that we haven’t played in the past that I’m looking forward to,” said Coach Boerger. “We’ll play Hillsboro and Portsmouth West and we have a doubleheader with Felicity on the schedule. I think the SHAC will be fairly competitive as a whole. Fairfield is good every year, they play small ball really well. Manchester has a great returning senior pitcher and a standout sophomore pitcher as well, and they can hit the ball. Eastern brown always has a solid team and I know West Union has a new coach so I look for them to make improvement this year.”“For us to have any success, each girls needs to walk up to the plate with confidence, learn to shake off mistakes, and become more comfortable playing as a team. As the season progresses, we will continue to learn and grow and as our girls increase their softball IQ, I think we might surprise a few teams out there.”center_img Top Searches Top Searches FootballPeeblesTrick HomeSportsLady Devils softball looking for progress last_img read more

Oxair to showcase oxygen generators

first_imgThe annual event will see Oxair display its OX 100 Medical Oxygen Generator Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) system, a medical device designed to last and deliver consistent, high purity oxygen (90%-95%) to healthcare facilities of any size.“The 2019 show generated significant business for us in what is a vital target market. Arab Health is the right place to connect with the right people so early in the year,” said Jim Newell, Oxair’s CEO. Source: Oxair Oxair will be available at stand H19 at the Arab Health Exhibition.last_img

SpaceX leaders speak

first_img RelatedLuncheon to feature SpaceX liasionSpecial to the PRESS The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Business Services Education and Training Committee announced that Alma Walzer, Government Liaison to SpaceX, has agreed to be the guest speaker at the next Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon scheduled for Thursday, July 12, at Sea Ranch Restaurant. Walzer serves…July 5, 2012In “News”Rocket launch site discussed at meetingBy CRAIG ALANIZ Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel City Commission held its regular meeting Tuesday. The commission approved resolution 05-12-12-02 declaring the results of the city’s special election. Mayor Joe Vega, Commissioner Place 1 Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora and Commissioner Pl. 2 Maria De Jesus Garza renewed their…May 24, 2012In “News”Delagarza discusses SpaceX at Chamber hosted eventBy CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer [email protected]  The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce hosted Coffee and Conversation with Lizzy Delagarza, a representative from the Brownsville EDC. Delagarza gave an update and presentation over the possible SpaceX Launch Site that would be located three miles away from the border of Mexico and…January 24, 2013In “News” Share Cameron County offcials attended the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon Thursday and discussed the ongoing SpaceX rocket launch project. (Staff photo by Craig Alaniz)By CRAIG ALANIZPort Isabel-South Padre PRESSThe South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce met for its Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon Thursday.The chamber presented guest speakers Gil Salinas, Brownsville EDC and County Commissioners Sophia Benavides and Dan Sanchez, who spoke about the possibility of the SpaceX rocket launch site project to attendees.Salinas said the project is in the environmental impact study stage and is competing with two other locations for the rocket launch site for the private company, which holds $3 billion in launch contracts with NASA. He said the project also needs approval from the FAA.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the July 16 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

Why Real Madrid must beat Liverpool – David Beckham

first_imgManchester United legend, David Beckham has begged Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid to defeat Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday night.According to Beckham, the Los Blancos have suffered enough this season by finishing third on the LaLiga table, behind champions Barcelona and runners-up Atletico Madrid.Metro, UK, reports that ahead of the Champions League final in Kiev, Beckham, a former Real Madrid star, sat down with Zidane and urged him to get one over United’s fierce rivals, Liverpool.“To have been successful as a player and now to be successful as the boss, the big boss, is incredible,” Beckham told Zidane.“I just want to wish Zizou, the boss, the president, the club good luck in the Champions League final.“And please beat Liverpool, please!’ Real have endured a difficult season in La Liga, finishing third behind champions Barcelona and runners-up Atletico Madrid. But they have remained a powerhouse in Europe”.Zidane, however, said: “We suffered and worked a lot to make it to the final.“‘There has been a lot of sacrifices, a lot of work, a lot of personal investment from everyone.“Once I decided to become a coach I thought nothing is impossible. Being a coach of Real Madrid I knew we could achieve great things.”last_img read more

Children deprived by thieves

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Skating facility on ice

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Revelstoke knocks off Kootenay teams as summer swim season opens

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsRevelstoke flexed its Okanagan muscles to capture the opening meet of the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season Sunday in Nelson.The squad from abroad garnered 605.5 points to claim the overall title as the Kootenay season kicked off at the Nelson and District Community Complex Pool.“We had some exceptional swims from almost all of our senior swimmers and many outstanding best times from all our swimmers,” Neptune head coach Michelle Lorusso said after watching the host club finish fifth behind Revelstoke in the team standings.“It was a kind of a surprise when Revelstoke won the meet since they are not even from our region, but they did bring a lot of swimmers,” Lorusso added.Trail Stingrays finished second behind Revelstoke with 506 points. Castlegar was third at 413 with Grand Forks fourth at 390.5.Nelson was next followed by Colville, Wash., Kimberley and Creston.The medals were far and few between for the Neptunes, winning just seven.
 Leading the assault was Samuel Matthew in division three boys with gold. Kourtney Bragger won silver in division three girls with Neptune assistant coach Melissa Afford finishing in a tie for silver in division seven girls.Jakob Bragger won bronze in division one girls.Assistant coaches Kiandra McLaren and Rebecca Afford won bronze in division six and seven girls, respectively.In summer swim numbers, combined with solid swims, is usually the key to low and high placings.“We placed fifth overall which was pretty good considering we had lots of disqualifications, only 37 swimmers at the meet,” Lorusso confessed. “(Plus) a few of our key swimmers now do winter swim.”The winter swim excludes those swimmers from the summer program. Which means the silver medal won by Niallan Collier doesn’t contribute to the Neptune totals.The Kootenay season shifts to Grand Forks Saturday for a B meet.The next major event is set for Trail June 18-19. The Kootenay Regional meet goes August 6-7 in Castlegar with the top swimmers advancing to the B.C. Speed Swim Championships August 15-21 in Richmond.New Meet Records:Two Neptune rookies may just be the building block Neptune coach Michelle Lorusso needs to rebuild the Heritage City team.Aubree Fillion set a new record in the under-six 25-meter backstroke, shaving almost two seconds off the old mark. Fillion set a new time of 45.86. The old time was 47.35.Jaylen Rushton, swimming in the same division, shattered the old mark in the 25-meter butterfly. The – old record was 41.15 with the new time now 29.20.Niallan Collier, competing in the “O” category two boys set a new time in the 200 meter individual medley of 2:19.56. The old time was 2:[email protected]last_img read more

Sweep gives Leafs early lead in Murdoch Division

first_imgAfter Week One of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, the Nelson Leafs occupy the same spot as team did when the last season concluded — on top of the Murdoch Division.Nelson posted a pair of 4-1 decisions over teams from the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference.Ryan Piva scored twice on Opening Night as Nelson dumped North Okanagan Knights at the NDCC Arena.Saturday, four different Leafs scored lifting the Green and White past Sicamous Eagles.Nelson enjoys a two-point lead over second-place Beaver Valley Nitehawks as KI teams continue to fill out rosters for the upcoming season.Piva powers Opening Night winThe veteran sniper Ryan Piva scored twice sparking the Leafs to a 4-1 victory over the visiting North Okanagan Knights at the NDCC Arena.Piva scored in the first and second periods as Nelson built a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes.Leafs captain Jack Karran and David Sanchez added singles. Kalem Hanlon added a pair of assists for Nelson.Ty Toppe scored the only goal for the Knights, outshot by a 49-14 margin including 23-3 in the second period.Leafs clip Eagles for first road victoryNelson scored four unanswered goals — three coming on the power play — to edge Eagles 4-1 Saturday in Sicamous.Justin Hodgson and Leaf captain Jack Karran gave Nelson a 2-1 lead after one period after the Leafs spotted the Eagles the early 1-0 lead. Both goals came on the power play. Logan Wullum, also with the man advantage, and Nelson Minor Hockey grad Kaleb Comishin padded the lead with second period goals.Nelson finished the game out shooting the Eagles 38-25.Caiden Kreitz earned his second win of the season blocking 24 of 25 shots.Lavoie earns firefighter of the game honourVancouver native Mitch Lavoie captured firefighter of the game accolades following Saturday win over Sicamous.“Mitch always wears his work boots to the rink and tonight was no exception. He was solid in his own end and was able to contribute offensively by generating several scoring chances,” the Leafs Twitter account said.The firefighter helmet was donated by Nelson Fire Rescue at the start of last season and is presented to the squad’s hardest working player following each KIJHL game.Humboldt StrongFriday, prior to the North Okanagan-Nelson game, Leafs management held an on-ice tribute to the Humboldt Broncos hockey team.The Broncos were heading to Nipawin, Saskatchewan, in April for a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoff game when the bus the players and coaches were riding on was T-boned by a tractor-trailer. The crash killed 16 people and injured 13 more.After Leafs Head Coach Mario DiBella read the tribute, former Humboldt Broncos player, Ashton McLeod joined captains Jack Karran, of Nelson, and Jaden Hay for the ceremonial puck drop at center ice.Next up a return Murdoch Division ActionAfter seeing two teams from the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference during Week One of the KI season, Nelson hosts a pair of Murdoch rivals this coming weekend.Friday, Grand Forks Border Bruins visit the NDCC Arena. Nelson eliminated the Bruins during last year’s playoffs in seven games.Grand Forks blasted Princeton Posse 8-1 at home Friday before dropping a tough 3-2 decision to Columbia Valley Rockies of the Eddie Mountain Division.A goal by Ryan Skytt early in the third period proved to be the difference for the visiting Rockies.Beaver Valley played just once last weekend, defeating Fernie Ghostriders 7-2 Saturday in Fruitvale.last_img read more

Stephen F. Austin’s Payne Named to Bowerman Trophy Watch List

first_imgBill Bowerman served the sport of track and field in numerous ways. His leadership in the USTFCCCA’spredecessor organization, the National Collegiate Track Coaches Association, and his contributions to NCAA track and field and the running community as a whole are among his many lasting legacies. The Bowerman, which debuted in 2009, is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to the most outstanding male and female collegiatetrack & field athletes in the nation. In total, the winners from the award’s first four years have won two Olympic Medals, two World Championships and six World Championships medals. When considering finalists for the award, 13 individuals have earned a combined six Olympic medals, four World Championships and 17 World Championships medals. Payne joins nine other women on the 2015 Watch List for collegiate track & field’s highest individual honor as selected by The Bowerman Watch List Committee. She is one of four newcomers from the preseason list that was released on Jan. 8. Overall, Payne has been the top collegiate performer at each of her four meets in January to start the 2015 indoor season and has brought home three consecutive individual titles (Texas A&M, New Mexico, Houston). She currently owns four of the top five jumps all-time in the NCAA and the best leap in the world this year. NEW ORLEANS, La. – Stephen F. Austin’s Demi Payne has been added to The Bowerman Trophy Women’s Watch List, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Thursday afternoon. She is the first athlete from the Southland Conference to make the Watch List for either gender. In her first year at SFA after transferring from Kansas, Payne has exploded onto the national scene in just four meets as a Ladyjack. She broke the NCAA women’s pole vault record in just her second week of the season at the Texas A&M Team Invitational on Jan. 17, soaring over 15-2.25 (4.63m).The next weekend at the New Mexico Lobo Collegiate Open, Payne broke her own record not once, but twice. She surpassed 15-3 (4.65m) without a miss and then cleared 15-7 (4.75m) on her first run to extend herNCAA mark and move to No. 3 on the all-time U.S. women’s indoor list.Payne also currently ranks No. 11 on the all-time world indoor list with her 15-7 bound. No other American in women’s indoor pole vault history has ever jumped higher in January. For more information on The Bowerman, the award, the trophy and Bill Bowerman himself, visit read more