Women's Health

Cell-Free DNA vs Invasive Fetal Karyotyping for High-Risk Pregnancies

Cell-Free DNA vs Invasive Fetal Karyotyping for High-Risk Pregnancies

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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.

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause:  A Consensus Statement From the ISSWSH

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: A Consensus Statement From the ISSWSH

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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.

Parental Influences on HPV Vaccination Among Low-Income Hispanic Adolescent Girls

Parental Influences on HPV Vaccination Among Low-Income Hispanic Adolescent Girls

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Researchers sought to identify parental predictors of HIV vaccination in low-income adolescent Hispanic girls.

No Impact on Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness Following Cessation of Menopausal Hormone Therapy

No Impact on Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness Following Cessation of Menopausal Hormone Therapy

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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.

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.

Higher Risk of In Situ Breast CA, Ovarian Tumors With Fertility Treatment

Higher Risk of In Situ Breast CA, Ovarian Tumors With Fertility Treatment

No increased risk of corpus uteri, invasive breast cancer for women undergoing assisted reproduction.

Quality of Life Maintained With Niraparib for Ovarian Cancer

Quality of Life Maintained With Niraparib for Ovarian Cancer

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The ENGOT-OV16/NOVA trial showed improvements in progression-free survival in patients with ovarian cancer with and without the germline BRCA mutation.

Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Preferred for Nursing Mothers

Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Preferred for Nursing Mothers

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Women receiving the inactivated influenza vaccine demonstrated superior antibody response compared with those receiving the live attenuated influenza vaccine.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Slows Cognitive Decline in Postmenopausal Women

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Slows Cognitive Decline in Postmenopausal Women

Hormone therapy in postmenopausal women with mild cognitive impairment was examined.

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.

USPSTF Recommends Screening for Partner Violence in Reproductive-Aged Women

USPSTF Recommends Screening for Partner Violence in Reproductive-Aged Women

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The USPSTF has found that screening for intimate partner violence is beneficial for reproductive-aged women, although there is inadequate evidence to weigh the balance of benefits and harms of screening for abuse in elderly and vulnerable adults.

Cesarean delivery linked to long-term pregnancy complications

Cesarean delivery linked to long-term pregnancy complications

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Cesarean delivery is associated with a reduced rate of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, but this should be weighed against the association with increased risks for fertility, future pregnancy, and long-term childhood outcome.

Ovarian cancer screening: updated recommendations from the USPSTF

Ovarian cancer screening: updated recommendations from the USPSTF

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The USPSTF has issued an updated recommendation statement on ovarian cancer screening.

Laparoscopic hysterectomies increased in popularity from 2010 to 2013

Laparoscopic hysterectomies increased in popularity from 2010 to 2013

Laparoscopy became the most common surgical approach for hysterectomy between 2010 and 2013, with associated changes in payments statistics for hysterectomy.

BMI may not indicate obesity in postmenopausal women

BMI may not indicate obesity in postmenopausal women

Body mass index BMI at a cut-point of 30 kg/m2 may not be an appropriate indicator of obesity in postmenopausal women.

CDC updates contraception recommendations for women at risk for HIV

CDC updates contraception recommendations for women at risk for HIV

The CDC revised its US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use categorization for DMPA injection in women at high risk for HIV infection from US MEC category 1 to US MEC category 2.

High percentage of HIV-diagnosed women not receiving care

High percentage of HIV-diagnosed women not receiving care

More than half of women receiving a new HIV diagnosis have already received this diagnosis in the past but are not undergoing HIV medical care.

Breast cancer screening: a review of current mammography guidelines

Breast cancer screening: a review of current mammography guidelines

Consensus regarding mammography screening varies, and conflicting guidelines from medical organizations can cause confusion for patients and providers.

Mid-adulthood hypertension linked to dementia risk in women

Mid-adulthood hypertension linked to dementia risk in women

Among women, but not men, mid-adulthood hypertension correlated with a 65% increased dementia risk.

Breastfeeding associated with a lower risk of endometriosis

Breastfeeding associated with a lower risk of endometriosis

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Duration of total and exclusive breastfeeding was significantly associated with a decreased risk of endometriosis.

Non-hormone options available for estrogen depletion after breast cancer

Non-hormone options available for estrogen depletion after breast cancer

A variety of non-hormone options and therapies are available for treatment of estrogen-depletion symptoms and clinical problems after a diagnosis of breast cancer.

Women with bipolar disorder have high rate of sexual distress

Women with bipolar disorder have high rate of sexual distress

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Overall, 54% of women with bipolar disorder reported sexual distress and 39% were not satisfied with their sexual life.

Vulvar lichen sclerosus: breaking the silence

Vulvar lichen sclerosus: breaking the silence

Early diagnosis and treatment play a substantial role in a patient's prognosis and result in a decreased risk of malignancy and scarring.

Treating premenopausal women with fibroids and dysmenorrhea

Treating premenopausal women with fibroids and dysmenorrhea

The standard treatment option for premenopausal women who do not wish to get pregnant is hysterectomy.

Improvement needed in managing COPD in women

Improvement needed in managing COPD in women

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The prevalence of COPD globally is increasing more rapidly in women than in men.

STD cases reach record high in the U.S.

STD cases reach record high in the U.S.

The largest increase in reported STD cases occurred in P&S syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.

Hormonal contraception use associated with depression

Hormonal contraception use associated with depression

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Women who use hormonal contraception have an increased risk for first use of an antidepressant and first diagnosis of depression.

Screening and treating pregnant women with asymptomatic bacteriuria may not be helpful

Screening and treating pregnant women with asymptomatic bacteriuria may not be helpful

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Screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria may not lead to better outcomes among pregnant women and exposes them to unnecessary antibiotics.

Sexual orientation, gender identity, and LGBT health care

Sexual orientation, gender identity, and LGBT health care

LGBT practice management includes routine cancer screening in accordance with current guidelines.

Women advised to undergo breast cancer risk assessment at 40

Women advised to undergo breast cancer risk assessment at 40

50% of women studied met the American Cancer Society requirements for early mammography screening.

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