‘Many of the most severely affected end up having abortions because they haven’t any hope to getting better,’ he says. ‘Closing the pregnancy happens to be the only effective treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum. These ladies are so unwell. They often times retch every 15 to 30 minutes and it can go on all day and frequently at night as well.’ Two of the ladies in Guttuso's small pilot study were planning to have abortions. One of them was scheduled for one the next day out of desperation. Once she continued gabapentin, her symptoms abated and she was able to continue with her pregnancy to term. Since that time, she has had another healthy child while acquiring gabapentin throughout her pregnancy, during which she had only mild and uncommon vomiting and nausea. ‘I think this research has great potential to supply relief to numerous women battling with hyperemesis gravidarum,’ says Guttuso..Atrial fibrillation as an independent risk aspect for stroke: the Framingham Research. Stroke. 1991;22:983-8. 14. Marini C, et al. Contribution of atrial fibrillation to incidence and end result of ischaemic stroke: outcomes from a population-based study. Stroke. 2005;36:1115-9. 15. Gladstone DJ, et al. Potentially Preventable Strokes in High-Risk Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Who AREN’T Adequately Anticoagulated. Stroke. 2009;40:235-240.