Consensus statement on the management of individuals with fetal valproate spectrum disorder

The European Referece Network for Congenital Malformations and Intellectual Disability have conducted a review of published and unpublished evidence relating to the diagnosis and management of fetal valproate spectrum disorder, and subsequently issued management recommendations based on the evidence from their review in combination with expert and patient opinion. More information can be found here. Photo by Samuel Zeller on […]

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Study of male genital anomalies following maternal oral contraceptive use in pregnancy

A collaboration of researchers from Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen have performed an analysis of the Danish National Birth Cohort to investigate the risk of cryptorchidism (undescended testicles) and hypospadias (abnormal positioning of the urethral opening) following the maternal use of oral contraceptives. More information can be found here. Image by mmmCCC from Pixabay

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Interesting academic highlights article discussing the FDAs pregnancy and lactation labelling rule

Pregnancy labelling of medications is a hotly debated issue in the field of teratology, and several studies have shown the limitations of providing pregnancy safety category ratings for medicines. In this recent academic highlights article, the authors summarise discussions which were held at an April 2017 meeting focussed on pregnancy pharmacogivilance and the FDAs pregnancy and lactation labelling rule. Further […]

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