Obstetrics & Gynecology
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.
Women who received epidural pain relief during labor had lower scores on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.
Although a birthing pool may offer some advantages during labor, this could lead to serious health problems.
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.