Obstetrics & Gynecology

In Shocking Opposition, Trump Administration Denies Decades of Breastfeeding Research

In Shocking Opposition, Trump Administration Denies Decades of Breastfeeding Research

In a move that shocked world health officials, the Trump administration indicated its opposition to a resolution intended to encourage breastfeeding among new mothers

Characteristics of Menstrual Cycle Associated With Early Natural Menopause

Characteristics of Menstrual Cycle Associated With Early Natural Menopause

Investigators examined the relationship between menstrual cycle characteristics in adolescence and early adulthood and the risk for early natural menopause.

Sufficient Preconception Vitamin D Tied to Lower Miscarriage Risk

Sufficient Preconception Vitamin D Tied to Lower Miscarriage Risk

However, increased vitamin D levels in early pregnancy not correlated with reduced pregnancy loss.

FDA: Improper Use of Rupture of Membranes Tests Linked to Fetal Deaths

FDA: Improper Use of Rupture of Membranes Tests Linked to Fetal Deaths

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ROM tests are used to aid in diagnosing ruptured membranes in pregnant women through analysis of vaginal secretions.

Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Improve Fetal, Infant Growth

Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Improve Fetal, Infant Growth

Findings based on study of Bangladeshi women and infants, a population with known deficiency.

Thyroid Dysfunction Linked to Gestational Diabetes

Thyroid Dysfunction Linked to Gestational Diabetes

fT3 and fT3-to-fT4 ratio correlated positively with gestational diabetes at the first and second trimester.

'Good' Cholesterol May Not Be So in Postmenopausal Women

'Good' Cholesterol May Not Be So in Postmenopausal Women

High total HDL cholesterol in postmenopausal women may mask heart disease risk.

International PCOS Network Issues New Guidelines for Management and Diagnosis of PCOS

International PCOS Network Issues New Guidelines for Management and Diagnosis of PCOS

International evidence-based guidelines include 166 recommendations and practice points to improve health outcomes of women with PCOS.

Effect of Esomeprazole on Prolonging Gestation in Preterm Preeclampsia

Effect of Esomeprazole on Prolonging Gestation in Preterm Preeclampsia

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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.

Heat-Stable Carbetocin Safe Alternative to Oxytocin for Postpartum Hemorrhage Prevention

Heat-Stable Carbetocin Safe Alternative to Oxytocin for Postpartum Hemorrhage Prevention

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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.

FDA Warns of the Dangers of 'Vaginal Rejuvenation'

FDA Warns of the Dangers of 'Vaginal Rejuvenation'

Numerous cases of vaginal burns or scarring have been linked to the procedures.

Postpartum Pain Management Recommendations From the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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.

HPV Vaccine Failure Rates May Be Higher in Women, Girls With HIV

HPV Vaccine Failure Rates May Be Higher in Women, Girls With HIV

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Vaccinated women and girls living with HIV may be at greater risk for HPV vaccine failure compared with women and girls without HIV.

Increased Maternal Mortality Risk Associated With Recurrent Preeclampsia

Increased Maternal Mortality Risk Associated With Recurrent Preeclampsia

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Recurrent hypertensive disease of pregnancy is associated with increased risk for early all-cause and some cause-specific mortality.

Lithium Use During Pregnancy Linked to Infant, Maternal Health Risks

Lithium Use During Pregnancy Linked to Infant, Maternal Health Risks

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Maternal lithium use in the first trimester of pregnancy may increase the risk for infant malformations.

Congenital Anomalies Not Linked to Metformin Use After First Trimester

Congenital Anomalies Not Linked to Metformin Use After First Trimester

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Metformin use during the first trimester of pregnancy is not correlated with an increased risk of congenital anomalies.

New Poll Offers Women's Perspective on Women's Health Issues

New Poll Offers Women's Perspective on Women's Health Issues

The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released results from a new poll examining the public's view on women's issues.

Prenatal Depression More Common in Young Moms Today

Prenatal Depression More Common in Young Moms Today

Depressed mood more common in young pregnant women today than in their mothers' generation.

Preeclampsia With Severe Features Increases Risk for Cardiac Abnormalities

Preeclampsia With Severe Features Increases Risk for Cardiac Abnormalities

Women with preeclampsia with severe features had increased right ventricular systolic pressure and decreased global right ventricular longitudinal systolic strain.

Decrease in Mean Platelet Counts Seen During Pregnancy

Decrease in Mean Platelet Counts Seen During Pregnancy

Platelet counts of 150,000/mm at time of delivery more common with pregnancy-related complications

Vitamin D and Gestational Hypertension, Preeclampsia Risk: Is There a Connection?

Vitamin D and Gestational Hypertension, Preeclampsia Risk: Is There a Connection?

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Researchers from the University of Bristol found no association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D level and pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders.

Follow-up Lacking for Women With Severe Maternal Morbidity

Follow-up Lacking for Women With Severe Maternal Morbidity

In New Zealand, large proportion did not receive event debrief, referral to social support or specialist

Assessing a Comprehensive Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Program

Assessing a Comprehensive Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Program

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An evaluation assessed the nonhealthcare-related influences that have led to misconceptions about long-acting reversible contraceptives.

Sex Hormone Levels May Affect Postmenopausal Heart Disease Risk

Sex Hormone Levels May Affect Postmenopausal Heart Disease Risk

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.

No Additional Benefits With Vaginal Estradiol Tablets, Moisturizers for Postmenopausal Vulvovaginal Symptoms

No Additional Benefits With Vaginal Estradiol Tablets, Moisturizers for Postmenopausal Vulvovaginal Symptoms

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Prescribed vaginal estradiol tablets and over-the-counter vaginal moisturizers may not be more effective than placebos for postmenopausal vulvovaginal symptoms.

Nutraceuticals Containing Equol May Be Effective for Postmenopausal Symptoms

Nutraceuticals Containing Equol May Be Effective for Postmenopausal Symptoms

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Equol-containing nutraceuticals may be beneficial for postmenopausal women with vaginal symptoms.

Imvexxy Approved for Moderate to Severe Dyspareunia Due to Menopause

Imvexxy Approved for Moderate to Severe Dyspareunia Due to Menopause

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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.

Oral Contraceptive Taytulla Recalled Due to Packaging Error

Oral Contraceptive Taytulla Recalled Due to Packaging Error

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A physician report indicates that 4 placebo (non-hormonal) capsules were placed in the first 4 days of therapy instead of active capsules.

Major Depression in Males May Lower Chances of Conception

Major Depression in Males May Lower Chances of Conception

Active major depression in women not associated with negative fertility outcomes.

Recommendations Developed for Managing Postpartum Pain

Recommendations Developed for Managing Postpartum Pain

Impact of medications on mother-infant dyad should be considered, as many women breastfeed

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