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Hyperemesis gravidarum during Ramadan.
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PMID:  11191165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During Ramadan, adult Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. We frequently encounter young pregnant Muslim women with hyperemesis gravidarum who fast during this holy month. We have investigated whether there is an association between the prolonged fasting during Ramadan and excessive vomiting during pregnancy. Possible psychologic and physiologic explanations are presented and discussed.
D Rabinerson; D Dicker; B Kaplan; Z Ben-Rafael; A Dekel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0167-482X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-16     Completed Date:  2001-03-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8308648     Medline TA:  J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rabin Medical Center, Golda Campus, Petah Tiqva 49372, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Fasting / adverse effects*,  psychology
Hyperemesis Gravidarum / ethnology*,  physiopathology,  psychology
Islam / psychology*
Israel / epidemiology
Leptin / blood
Psychophysiologic Disorders / ethnology*,  physiopathology,  psychology
Religion and Medicine*
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