Remeron Used for HG

A new study just was published on the use of Remeron (mirtazapine) for managing HG. Remeron affects serotonin levels so to avoid an excess of medicationsserotonin (serotonin syndrome**) which is dangerous, it generally replaces any existing doses of Zofran, Kytril, and other meds affecting serotonin levels (including antidepressants in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor category like Zoloft).

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HER Foundation to attend and be a sponsor of Research Conference this Fall

The HER Foundation is bringing the voices of HG women to a research conference at the University of Pittsburgh in early October. The Biology and Control of Nausea and Vomiting 2013 is targeted to both basic researchers and clinical investigators working in the field of nausea and vomiting. The conference will be useful for clinicians needing up-to-date information about treatments for nausea and vomiting, such as in patients suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum (HG).

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HER/UCLA Find Antihistamine Linked to Preterm Birth

ucla-david-geffenOne of the reasons the HER Foundation was created was to fund much needed research on HG. With the help of UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine we have funded over $46,000 in research grants. Thanks to all of the HG moms who have participated in our research! Because of you, UCLA has been able to identify medications (antihistamines) and other factors (gestational hypertension, early symptoms) linked to preterm birth and low birthweight babies in hyperemesis pregnancies. See Table 5 for the list of over 35 medications/treatments used compared to pregnancy outcomes and effectiveness. Share this research with your medical providers so you can make informed decisions together on how to treat your HG.

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UCLA Receives $46 Thousand Check From the HER Foundation For Groundbreaking HG Research

UCLA checkThe HER (Hyperemesis Education & Research) Foundation proudly presented a check for more than $46 thousand to Dr. Marlena Fejzo, geneticist, of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA on Friday, September 14th. The donation will fund continued groundbreaking research on a relatively unknown, debilitating pregnancy condition called Hyperemesis Gravidarum, or HG.

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Congratulations to Mel Burdett for being the top recruiter for our holiday research campaign!

Mel will receive a $200 gift card from Amazon thanks to her recruiting skills! Way to go Mel, thanks to your efforts and that of your friends the HER Foundation and USC/UCLA are closer to reaching thier research goal! We are looking for both HG and non-HG mom’s to be a part of the study, so please email nvpstudy@usc.edu to join, it truly is the most important thing you can do to make a difference for HG moms in the future!