Obstetrics and Gynecology International

Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation; New Solutions to Serious Challenges


Publishing date
15 Feb 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Aug 2011

Lead Editor

1Motherisk Program, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

2Department of OBGYN, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

3The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada


Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation; New Solutions to Serious Challenges

Description

A majority of women use medications in pregnancy, either for acute or chronic conditions. Moreover, with more than 50% of pregnancies unplanned, millions of women continue to be exposed to drugs, chemicals, drugs of abuse, and alcohol not being aware that they have conceived.

For many drugs, information on fetal safety is partial or even none existing. Because drugs can cause irreversible damage to the developing fetus, this field is characterized by high anxiety levels among patients, their families, and health care providers.

The complexity of this field involves the need for better methods to study drug safety in pregnancy, the communication and understanding of women's perceptions and decision making, and the regulatory issues, to mention a few. This special issue will become an international forum for researchers and clinicians to address these issues. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Effects of drugs in pregnancy
  • Different experimental for drug safety studies in pregnancy
  • Epidemiological designs–challenges and advantages
  • Regulatory aspects of drug use in pregnancy
  • Drugs safety during breastfeeding
  • Risk benefit paradigms for drug safety in pregnancy
  • Networking globally

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ogi/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 206179
  • - Editorial

Drugs during Pregnancy and Lactation: New Solutions to Serious Challenges

Gideon Koren | Shannon Clark | Doreen Matsui
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 485179
  • - Research Article

Circulating Unmetabolized Folic Acid: Relationship to Folate Status and Effect of Supplementation

Carolyn Tam | Deborah O'Connor | Gideon Koren
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 642893
  • - Research Article

Effect of Domperidone on Insufficient Lactation in Puerperal Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Alla Osadchy | Myla E. Moretti | Gideon Koren
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 195954
  • - Review Article

Opioid Dependent and Pregnant: What Are the Best Options for Mothers and Neonates?

Annemarie Unger | Verena Metz | Gabriele Fischer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 591531
  • - Research Article

The Effects of Maternal Supplementation of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Visual, Neurobehavioural, and Developmental Outcomes of the Child: A Systematic Review of the Randomized Trials

Andrea Lo | Julianna Sienna | ... | Gideon Koren
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 796590
  • - Review Article

Adherence with Drug Therapy in Pregnancy

Doreen Matsui
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 562704
  • - Research Article

Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy and the Use of Prescription Medication: A Pilot Study

Cynthia Mannion | Deborah Mansell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 658310
  • - Research Article

The Fetal Safety of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers

Myla E. Moretti | Daniela Caprara | ... | Gideon Koren
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 698947
  • - Review Article

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors in Human Pregnancy: To Treat or Not to Treat?

Orna Diav-Citrin | Asher Ornoy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 724591
  • - Research Article

Ethical Issues in Pharmacologic Research in Women Undergoing Pregnancy Termination: A Systemic Review and Survey of Researchers

Christelle Gedeon | Alejandro A. Nava-Ocampo | Gideon Koren
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