Methotrexate pneumonitis after systemic treatment for ectopic pregnancy
Methotrexate therapy for an ectopic pregnancy may lead to methotrexate pneumonitis. A 20-year-old woman was treated with one injection of methotrexate because of a tubal ectopic pregnancy. She underwent surgery four days later because of abdominal hemorrhage and to have the right tube removed. Three days later she developed symptoms of pneumonitis. She met seven of nine criteria for methotrexate pneumonitis. Her condition resolved after methotrexate was discontinued and oxygen support was given. Short-term pneumonitis caused by low doses of methotrexate is rare.
Publication Name: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
A comparison study of treated and untreated pregnan and postpartum cocaine-abusing women
A comparison study was made between treated and untreated pregnant and postpartum cocaine-abusing women. The untreated women were less socially impaired with fewer symptoms of psychosocial distress. Thus, severity of psychosocial distress may be an important motivating factor in enrolling in a drug treatment program. However, the lack of childcare programs and social stigma attached to substance abuse in pregnancy may prevent pregnant and postpartum women from seeking drug treatment.
Publication Name: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
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