Ob/Gyn Information Center News Archive
The use of β-blockers in the first trimester of pregnancy may not greatly increase the risk for major congenital malformations in offspring.
Higher risk for problems seen among black women, women with other health conditions.
Rate of spontaneous vaginal delivery similar for immediate pushing or waiting for 60 minutes.
One of the goals of the US Department of Health and Human Services National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan is to eliminate mother-to-infant transmission of HCV infection.
82 percent of variant carriers identified in exome sequencing had not undergone prior testing.
Monovalent Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Safe and Effective for Neonates With Mothers Unvaccinated for Tdap
The monovalent acellular pertussis vaccine may be beneficial to neonates whose mothers did not receive Tdap vaccine during pregnancy.
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes may increase the risk for hot flashes during menopause.
Patients undergoing robotic hysterectomy were found to report comparable pain scores when receiving celecoxib perioperatively or ketorolac postoperatively.
Almost 43% of those presenting to NCI center for second opinion have change in diagnosis.
Use of ondansetron for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy does not appear to be associated with birth defects.
Light treatments successfully corrected abnormal timing of melatonin circadian rhythms in perimenopausal women with depression and improved mood and sleep within 2 weeks.
The recent Supreme Court decision on crisis pregnancy centers is expected to complicate the future of some health laws.
Talazoparib, a poly(adenosine diphosphate-ribose) inhibitor, may significantly enhance progression-free survival in patients with advanced breast cancer and a germline BRCA1/2 mutation.
These findings suggest an increased risk for postpartum depressive symptoms in mothers with gestational diabetes, independent of depressive symptomatology during pregnancy.
Combined hormonal contraception use tied to lower risk; risk down with increasing duration of use.
"Moral norms" in the medical domain must be applied to pregnant women and their physicians.
This research rejects any association between increased risk for ADHD and changes in children's microbiota related to cesarean delivery or antibiotic use.
The FDA based its approval on the results of a triplet of phase 3 studies, the MONALEESA-2, MONALEESA-3, and MONALEESA-7.
Recommendations developed to support pediatric providers in managing patients with FASD diagnosis.
For this phase 1b study, researchers enrolled 57 patients with ERBB2/HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer previously treated with trastuzumab and a taxane.
Researchers created a 3-part online survey to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and barriers of primary care providers and gynecologists regarding vulvovaginal atrophy.
Use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors for maternal depression may increase the risk for low birth weight in children.
High-dose folic acid supplementation beyond the first trimester does not prevent pre-eclampsia in high-risk women.
Findings among diverse population of overweight, obese women.
Including Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in CVD Risk Score Does Not Improve CVD Risk Prediction
Adding history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy to the current cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk score does not improve CVD prediction in low-risk women.
Researchers concluded that physical activity was not associated with risk for early menopause.
Long-term effects seen in mothers, but offspring not significantly overweight, obese.
The North American Menopause Society has found that postmenopausal women with a breast cancer diagnosis may have vitamin D deficiency as well as higher rates of obesity.
Whole-exome sequencing revealed that PALB2, ATM, CHEK2, and MSH6 genes were significantly associated with an increased risk of breast cancer; MSH6, RAD51C, TP53, and ATM were found to be linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
According to the Imvexxy prescribing information, women should generally be started at the 4mcg dosage strength with dosage adjustment guided by clinical response.
Investigators sought to determine clinical predictors to identify risk for perinatal recurrence in women with bipolar disorder.
Many women are unconvinced of the potential harmful effects of marijuana use in pregnancy due to the lack of available evidence.
No association was observed between prenatal vaccination of Tdap vaccination and an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder risk in children.
Extreme differences in daily photoperiod during pregnancy may be related to risk for lifetime depression in offspring.
Supplementation linked to higher BMI z score at age 6 years but no higher proportion of obese children.
Increases in use of 1 or more contraceptive methods, dual-method use, long-acting reversibles.
For expectant mothers with chronic hypertension, labor induction after 38 weeks of gestation may prevent hypertensive complications without increasing the risk of cesarean delivery.
The 5 topics addressed by the 11-member expert panel include epidemiology, clinical presentation, therapeutic effects of antidepressants, effects of hormone therapy, and the effectiveness of other therapies (eg, psychotherapy, exercise, natural health products).
For women with pregnancies at high risk for trisomy 21, performing cell-free DNA tests over direct invasive karyotyping procedures did not reduce the risk for miscarriage.
Screening results in decrease in incidence of congenital syphilis; no harms identified for penicillin.
Investigators assessed whether adrenal suppression with low-dose dexamethasone improved IVF outcomes.
Investigators sought to determine the effect of vitamin D deficiency on the success of ovarian stimulation in women with PCOS or unexplained infertility.
But less than one-half and one-quarter are exclusively breastfeeding through 3 and 6 months.
The first live birth after a uterus transplant was achieved in Sweden in 2014, followed by 4 more births, all from uteri provided by living donors.
Obese women have significantly higher bacterial biomass of lower diversity at the incision site.
While it is now well-established that having MS should not limit patients' reproductive choices, this was not always the case.
Stroke risk 19% lower with breastfeeding for 1 to 6 months; stronger link for longer duration.
The NDA included data from two Phase 3 clinical trials (VENUS I and VENUS II), all four Phase 3 European Union registration studies, and real-world data of >700,000 women with uterine fibroids across 80 countries.
Cesarean delivery frequency may be significantly reduced with induction of labor at 39 weeks in low-risk nulliparous expectant mothers.
Due to limited evidence, other experts urge caution in implementing guideline for women.
The International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health convened an expert consensus panel to discuss the use of androgens in the management of genitourinary syndrome of menopause.
Lumpectomy, radiotherapy tied to reduction in breast cancer mortality vs lumpectomy, mastectomy.
In a move that shocked world health officials, the Trump administration indicated its opposition to a resolution intended to encourage breastfeeding among new mothers
Investigators examined the relationship between menstrual cycle characteristics in adolescence and early adulthood and the risk for early natural menopause.
However, increased vitamin D levels in early pregnancy not correlated with reduced pregnancy loss.
No Impact on Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness Following Cessation of Menopausal Hormone Therapy
A follow-up study from KEEPS found that cessation of menopausal hormone therapy did not change the expected trajectory of carotid artery intima-media thickness over a 3-year period.
Many children born to mothers with Zika infection do not undergo all recommended assessments.
ROM tests are used to aid in diagnosing ruptured membranes in pregnant women through analysis of vaginal secretions.
Findings based on study of Bangladeshi women and infants, a population with known deficiency.
fT3 and fT3-to-fT4 ratio correlated positively with gestational diabetes at the first and second trimester.
The insulin sensitivity in post- and premenopausal women along with lipid deposition in the liver and skeletal muscle was examined.
International evidence-based guidelines include 166 recommendations and practice points to improve health outcomes of women with PCOS.
High total HDL cholesterol in postmenopausal women may mask heart disease risk.
As there is currently no treatment option available to slow the progression of preeclampsia, clinicians assess esomeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor, as a therapeutic candidate for this challenging condition.
C-509T allele and postoperative cosmetic surgery significantly linked to breast fibrosis risk.
Heat-stable carbetocin — an analog of oxytocin — was found to be noninferior to oxytocin in preventing hemorrhage associated with vaginal birth and may be beneficial in low- and middle-income countries.
Numerous cases of vaginal burns or scarring have been linked to the procedures.
No increased risk of corpus uteri, invasive breast cancer for women undergoing assisted reproduction.
Rate of acute myocardial infarction one per 12,400 for those hospitalized during pregnancy, puerperium.
Postpartum Pain Management Recommendations From the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
A committee from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists formulated several recommendations for safely managing pain and fatigue in women during the early postpartum period.
Women receiving the inactivated influenza vaccine demonstrated superior antibody response compared with those receiving the live attenuated influenza vaccine.
Ribociclib approved in combo with AI as endocrine tx for HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast CA.
Vaccinated women and girls living with HIV may be at greater risk for HPV vaccine failure compared with women and girls without HIV.
Maternal lithium use in the first trimester of pregnancy may increase the risk for infant malformations.
Recurrent hypertensive disease of pregnancy is associated with increased risk for early all-cause and some cause-specific mortality.
The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released results from a new poll examining the public's view on women's issues.
Metformin use during the first trimester of pregnancy is not correlated with an increased risk of congenital anomalies.
Depressed mood more common in young pregnant women today than in their mothers' generation.
Women with preeclampsia with severe features had increased right ventricular systolic pressure and decreased global right ventricular longitudinal systolic strain.
Platelet counts of 150,000/mm at time of delivery more common with pregnancy-related complications
This retrospective study sought to assess migraine patterns in 69 menopausal women between ages 40 and 60 who were treated at Partners Healthcare Hospitals for concurrent migraine headache.
Women prescribed long- vs short-term opioids for chronic musculoskeletal pain may be at increased risk for menopause and abnormal menstruation.
Researchers from the University of Bristol found no association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D level and pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders.
In New Zealand, large proportion did not receive event debrief, referral to social support or specialist
Hormone therapy in postmenopausal women with mild cognitive impairment was examined.
Visit provides unique opportunity to address relationship between family and pediatric practice.
An evaluation assessed the nonhealthcare-related influences that have led to misconceptions about long-acting reversible contraceptives.
Investigators report results from the MONALEESA-7 trial, which assessed ribociclib plus endocrine therapy in premenopausal women with advanced breast cancer.
Association holds after adjustment for unmeasured genetic, environmental factors
Researchers assessed the effect of testosterone, estradiol, dehydroepiandrosterone, and sex hormone-binding globulin levels on coronary heart disease, heart failure, and cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women.
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy linked to risk of poorer neurodevelopmental outcomes in offspring
No Additional Benefits With Vaginal Estradiol Tablets, Moisturizers for Postmenopausal Vulvovaginal Symptoms
Prescribed vaginal estradiol tablets and over-the-counter vaginal moisturizers may not be more effective than placebos for postmenopausal vulvovaginal symptoms.
Equol-containing nutraceuticals may be beneficial for postmenopausal women with vaginal symptoms.
In year 1, 13% did not undergo MRI or mammography; up to 19% by year 5.
The FDA approval was supported by findings from a Phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study that evaluated Imvexxy (4mcg and 10mcg) vs placebo from baseline to week 12.
Low screening rate seen at same time as increase in hepatitis C virus prevalence among pregnant women
A physician report indicates that 4 placebo (non-hormonal) capsules were placed in the first 4 days of therapy instead of active capsules.
Investigators summarize data regarding the management of bipolar disorder during pregnancy and in the postpartum period.
Active major depression in women not associated with negative fertility outcomes.
Investigators sought to determine whether both restrictive and purging types of anorexia nervosa effect bone metabolism.