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Screening for spontaneous preterm birth has low predictive accuracy

Screening for spontaneous preterm birth has low predictive accuracy

Using measurements of vaginal fetal fibronectin levels and cervical length did not indicate spontaneous preterm birth among first-time pregnant women.

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Postpartum depression incidence declining

Reducing postpartum depression involves universal screening and appropriate referral and treatment by clinicians.

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High-dose steroids increase infection risk in pregnant women with inflammatory conditions

Risk of serious infections is similar among pregnant women with systemic inflammatory conditions using steroids, non-biologics, and TNF inhibitors.

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USPSTF: evidence insufficient for pelvic exams in asymptomatic nonpregnant women

The USPSTF concludes that evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of performing screening pelvic examinations in asymptomatic women for the early detection and treatment of a range of gynecologic conditions.

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ACOG recommends genetic screening in all women before pregnancy

ACOG recommends that carrier screening should be provided to all women who are pregnant but ideally should be provided to women as they are considering pregnancy.

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Prolapse surgery outcomes not improved with transvaginal mesh or biological graft

Using transvaginal mesh and biological graft in prolapse surgery did not improve outcomes of effectiveness, quality of life, or adverse events.

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Intervention during labor and birth: new recommendations from ACOG

The ACOG releases an updated committee opinion suggesting that low-risk women can benefit from minimal intervention during labor and delivery.

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Thyroid hormone treatment linked to reduced risk of pregnancy loss in subclinical hypothyroidism

Treatment is associated with decreased loss of pregnancy among women with subclinical hypothyroidism.

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USPSTF recommends folic acid for all women who may become pregnant

The USPSTF recommends folic acid supplement for all women who are capable of pregnancy or who are planning to become pregnant.

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In-utero MRI more accurate than ultrasound for diagnosing fetal brain abnormalities

This finding suggests that any fetus with a suspected brain abnormality on ultrasound should have iuMRI to better inform counseling and management decisions.

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