Obstetrics & Gynecology

Teen pregnancy prevention program

Teen pregnancy prevention program

The program strives to modify teen attitudes toward sexuality and bring about life-changing behavior.

Pain from IUD insertion is not reduced from naproxen sodium

Pain from IUD insertion is not reduced from naproxen sodium

Oral naproxen sodium does not reduce pain with IUD insertion but does reduce pain after insertion.

Calculator predicts success of live birth after in vitro fertilization

Calculator predicts success of live birth after in vitro fertilization

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The findings may help couples plan infertility treatments more effectively.

Effects of maternal age on the decline of preterm birth

Effects of maternal age on the decline of preterm birth

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The CDC examined the effects of maternal age on the decline of preterm birth in the United States between 2007 and 2014.

Tdap vaccine safe for mother and infant during pregnancy

Tdap vaccine safe for mother and infant during pregnancy

The tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccine does not appear to cause birth defects.

Pain relief during labor may lower risk of postpartum depression

Pain relief during labor may lower risk of postpartum depression

Women who received epidural pain relief during labor had lower scores on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.

Water immersion during delivery may lead to health problems

Water immersion during delivery may lead to health problems

Although a birthing pool may offer some advantages during labor, this could lead to serious health problems.

USPSTF recommends primary care breastfeeding intervention support

USPSTF recommends primary care breastfeeding intervention support

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The USPSTF reviewed evidence on the benefits and harms of breastfeeding support interventions.

Cervical cancer screening intervals effective beyond 5 years

Cervical cancer screening intervals effective beyond 5 years

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Data from the POBASCAM trial support the extension of screening intervals for cervical cancer beyond 5 years.

Zika virus in amniotic fluid may help predict prenatal diagnosis

Zika virus in amniotic fluid may help predict prenatal diagnosis

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Researchers examined prenatal evolution and perinatal outcomes in neonates with developmental abnormalities associated with Zika virus infections.

OCD in children may develop due to pregnancy practices and childbirth complications

OCD in children may develop due to pregnancy practices and childbirth complications

The researchers found that smoking, method of delivery and birth weight, and a low Apgar score indicated a greater risk of OCD.

Hormonal contraception use associated with depression

Hormonal contraception use associated with depression

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Women who use hormonal contraception have an increased risk for first use of an antidepressant and first diagnosis of depression.

Screening and treating pregnant women with asymptomatic bacteriuria may not be helpful

Screening and treating pregnant women with asymptomatic bacteriuria may not be helpful

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Screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria may not lead to better outcomes among pregnant women and exposes them to unnecessary antibiotics.

Yeast infections in skinfolds

Yeast infections in skinfolds

Preventing yeast infections in skinfolds by using hand sanitizer.

Nausea and vomiting may reduce the risk of pregnancy loss

Nausea and vomiting may reduce the risk of pregnancy loss

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Nausea and vomiting were common in early pregnancy and are associated with a lower risk of pregnancy loss.

Maternal marijuana use not significantly linked to adverse neonatal outcomes

Maternal marijuana use not significantly linked to adverse neonatal outcomes

The data showed no statistically significant risk for low birth weight or preterm delivery.

Screening for preeclampsia recommended by USPSTF

Screening for preeclampsia recommended by USPSTF

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The USPSTF releases a draft recommendation statement regarding preeclampsia screening in pregnant women.

Bariatric surgery linked to an increased risk of preterm birth

Bariatric surgery linked to an increased risk of preterm birth

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Pregnant women with a history of bariatric surgery may have an increased risk of preterm birth.

Menopausal transition linked to rapid increase in metabolic syndrome severity

Menopausal transition linked to rapid increase in metabolic syndrome severity

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The American Heart Association found that during menopausal transition, women have a rapid increase in metabolic syndrome severity.

MRI safe in early pregnancy, gadolinium use linked to adverse outcomes

MRI safe in early pregnancy, gadolinium use linked to adverse outcomes

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Gadolinium-enhanced MRI is associated with an increased risk of stillbirth or neonatal death, as well as rheumatologic, inflammatory, or infiltrative skin conditions.

Antenatal steroids may not reduce morbidity in preterm twins

Antenatal steroids may not reduce morbidity in preterm twins

Researchers found no reduction in incidence of respiratory distress syndrome or composite neonatal morbidity.

Group prenatal care vs traditional prenatal care

Group prenatal care vs traditional prenatal care

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Group prenatal care may lower the risk of preterm birth in African American women.

Acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to higher risk of childhood behavioral problems

Acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to higher risk of childhood behavioral problems

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Children exposed to acetaminophen prenatally had an increased risk of multiple behavioral difficulties.

Autism risk not linked to induced labor

Autism risk not linked to induced labor

Nearly 2% of the 1 million infants studied were later diagnosed with autism.

Abnormal uterine bleeding linked to hematologic malignancies

Abnormal uterine bleeding linked to hematologic malignancies

Women presenting with new-onset heavy menstrual bleeding plus thrombocytopenia or pancytopenia should be evaulatued for a possible hematologic malignancy.

FDA approves new HPV test

FDA approves new HPV test

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A new HPV screening test that uses cervical cells collected for a Pap test has been approved by the FDA.

Prenatal nicotine exposure rates higher than previously reported

Prenatal nicotine exposure rates higher than previously reported

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High levels of nicotine were detected in 16.5% of study participants.

Acupressure effective for fatigue linked to breast cancer

Acupressure effective for fatigue linked to breast cancer

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Nearly 70% of participants who self-administered acupressure therapy experienced improved levels of fatigue.

Exercise during pregnancy does not increase preterm birth risk

Exercise during pregnancy does not increase preterm birth risk

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Women who participated in an aerobic exercise program 3 to 4 times per week during their pregnancies were not likely to give birth prematurely.

Postpartum readmission rates increase

Postpartum readmission rates increase

Readmission was more common among publically insured, black patients presenting with comorbidities including hypertension and diabetes.

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