Obstetrics & Gynecology
The USPSTF reviewed evidence on the benefits and harms of breastfeeding support interventions.
Data from the POBASCAM trial support the extension of screening intervals for cervical cancer beyond 5 years.
Researchers examined prenatal evolution and perinatal outcomes in neonates with developmental abnormalities associated with Zika virus infections.
The researchers found that smoking, method of delivery and birth weight, and a low Apgar score indicated a greater risk of OCD.
Women who use hormonal contraception have an increased risk for first use of an antidepressant and first diagnosis of depression.
Screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria may not lead to better outcomes among pregnant women and exposes them to unnecessary antibiotics.
Preventing yeast infections in skinfolds by using hand sanitizer.
Nausea and vomiting were common in early pregnancy and are associated with a lower risk of pregnancy loss.
The data showed no statistically significant risk for low birth weight or preterm delivery.
The USPSTF releases a draft recommendation statement regarding preeclampsia screening in pregnant women.
Pregnant women with a history of bariatric surgery may have an increased risk of preterm birth.
The American Heart Association found that during menopausal transition, women have a rapid increase in metabolic syndrome severity.
Gadolinium-enhanced MRI is associated with an increased risk of stillbirth or neonatal death, as well as rheumatologic, inflammatory, or infiltrative skin conditions.
Researchers found no reduction in incidence of respiratory distress syndrome or composite neonatal morbidity.
Group prenatal care may lower the risk of preterm birth in African American women.
Children exposed to acetaminophen prenatally had an increased risk of multiple behavioral difficulties.
Nearly 2% of the 1 million infants studied were later diagnosed with autism.
Women presenting with new-onset heavy menstrual bleeding plus thrombocytopenia or pancytopenia should be evaulatued for a possible hematologic malignancy.
A new HPV screening test that uses cervical cells collected for a Pap test has been approved by the FDA.
High levels of nicotine were detected in 16.5% of study participants.
Nearly 70% of participants who self-administered acupressure therapy experienced improved levels of fatigue.
Women who participated in an aerobic exercise program 3 to 4 times per week during their pregnancies were not likely to give birth prematurely.
Readmission was more common among publically insured, black patients presenting with comorbidities including hypertension and diabetes.
Itching is a serious concern for patients with atrophic vaginitis, and alternative treatments can help.
Women categorized as class III obese were more likely to experience adverse outcomes in pregnancy and neonatal risks.
Researchers recommend applying a warm compress and limiting episitomy procedures.
LARC is safe and effective in nulliparous adolescents and should be considered as a viable alternative to oral contraception.
Many women were found to have poor postpartum virologic control.
Baseline renal function tests may predict the risk of preeclampsia and preterm birth for pregnant women with hypertension.
Women with Crohn disease who use oral contraceptives for more than 1 year have an increased risk of surgery.