Obstetrics & Gynecology
The reports show that some pregnant women are using marijuana as an antiemetic, particularly during the first trimester.
Vitamin D and calcium supplementation not effective for lowering cancer risk in postmenopausal womenApril 11, 2017
Vitamin D and calcium did not result in a significantly lower risk of all-type cancer, including breast cancer, in postmenopausal women.
Infants whose mothers got the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy had a lower risk of pertussis during the first 2 months of life.
Use of oral contraceptives did not increase the risk for cancer in women and decreased the risk for colorectal, endometrial, ovarian, and lymphatic and hematopoietic cancers.
The Endocrine Society has released a clinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of functional hypothalamic amenorrhea.
However, missed opportunities for prevention were common among infected infants and their mothers in recent years.
Using measurements of vaginal fetal fibronectin levels and cervical length did not indicate spontaneous preterm birth among first-time pregnant women.
Risk of serious infections is similar among pregnant women with systemic inflammatory conditions using steroids, non-biologics, and TNF inhibitors.
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.
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.
Digital technology leads to increased rates of cancer detection, as well as false-positive rates.
Using transvaginal mesh and biological graft in prolapse surgery did not improve outcomes of effectiveness, quality of life, or adverse events.
Pre-incision azithromycin prophylaxis was associated with reduced odds of infection.
The ACOG releases an updated committee opinion suggesting that low-risk women can benefit from minimal intervention during labor and delivery.
Counseling patients on the difference between a Pap smear and a pelvic exam will help them realize the importance of following up with a gynecologist for an annual visit.
Early diagnosis and treatment play a substantial role in a patient's prognosis and result in a decreased risk of malignancy and scarring.
Treatment is associated with decreased loss of pregnancy among women with subclinical hypothyroidism.
A 30-year-old Caucasian woman reports a history of abnormal Pap test results with no other complaints.
The USPSTF recommends folic acid supplement for all women who are capable of pregnancy or who are planning to become pregnant.
Waiving costs of cancer screenings appears to improve mammography rates, even among individuals with low levels of income.
The standard treatment option for premenopausal women who do not wish to get pregnant is hysterectomy.
Delayed umbilical cord clamping is associated with significant neonatal benefits, including improved transitional circulation and better establishment of red blood cell volume.
This finding suggests that any fetus with a suspected brain abnormality on ultrasound should have iuMRI to better inform counseling and management decisions.
Researchers examined the association between statin use and the risk of uterine fibroids and fibroid-related symptoms.
Birth defects potentially related to Zika virus were identified in 6% of fetuses or infants of women included in the study.
The program strives to modify teen attitudes toward sexuality and bring about life-changing behavior.
Oral naproxen sodium does not reduce pain with IUD insertion but does reduce pain after insertion.
The findings may help couples plan infertility treatments more effectively.
The CDC examined the effects of maternal age on the decline of preterm birth in the United States between 2007 and 2014.
The tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccine does not appear to cause birth defects.