Women’s Health

Minority Women at Higher Risk for Severe Maternal Morbidity

Minority Women at Higher Risk for Severe Maternal Morbidity

Higher risk for problems seen among black women, women with other health conditions.

A Zebra in the Emergency Department

A Zebra in the Emergency Department

Many cases of vaginal foreign body are unusual and often difficult to detect.

Celecoxib Offers Pain Relief Comparable to Ketorolac After Robotic Hysterectomy

Celecoxib Offers Pain Relief Comparable to Ketorolac After Robotic Hysterectomy

Patients undergoing robotic hysterectomy were found to report comparable pain scores when receiving celecoxib perioperatively or ketorolac postoperatively.

Optimizing Pregnancy Outcomes With Micronutrients

Optimizing Pregnancy Outcomes With Micronutrients

As healthy levels of folic acid, iodine, magnesium, vitamin D, and iron demonstrate improved outcomes in pregnancy, understanding of the function of these essential nutrients on health would benefit family practitioners caring for women of childbearing age.

Newer Hormonal Contraception May Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk

Newer Hormonal Contraception May Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk

Combined hormonal contraception use tied to lower risk; risk down with increasing duration of use.

Physical Activity as a Lifestyle Factor Influencing Early Menopause

Physical Activity as a Lifestyle Factor Influencing Early Menopause

Researchers concluded that physical activity was not associated with risk for early menopause.

Including Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in CVD Risk Score Does Not Improve CVD Risk Prediction

Including Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in CVD Risk Score Does Not Improve CVD Risk Prediction

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Adding history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy to the current cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk score does not improve CVD prediction in low-risk women.

Imvexxy Now Available in 4mcg Dosage Strength for Dyspareunia Due to Menopause

Imvexxy Now Available in 4mcg Dosage Strength for Dyspareunia Due to Menopause

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According to the Imvexxy prescribing information, women should generally be started at the 4mcg dosage strength with dosage adjustment guided by clinical response.

Adjuvant Chemo With Endocrine Therapy for HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer

Adjuvant Chemo With Endocrine Therapy for HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer

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Although endocrine therapy following surgery is recommended for HR-positive/HER2-negative, axillary node-negative breast cancers, the value of adjuvant chemotherapy in the setting of moderate risk is unclear.

Labor Induction Reduces Cesarean Delivery Frequency for Low-Risk Women

Labor Induction Reduces Cesarean Delivery Frequency for Low-Risk Women

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Cesarean delivery frequency may be significantly reduced with induction of labor at 39 weeks in low-risk nulliparous expectant mothers.

Low-Energy Diet Induces Different Effects in Men, Women

Low-Energy Diet Induces Different Effects in Men, Women

Men had larger reductions in metabolic syndrome Z-score, C-peptide, fat mass, heart rate.

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.

Ectopic Lipid Deposition and Insulin Resistance Higher in Postmenopausal Women

Ectopic Lipid Deposition and Insulin Resistance Higher in Postmenopausal Women

The insulin sensitivity in post- and premenopausal women along with lipid deposition in the liver and skeletal muscle was examined.

'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.

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.

Link for Asbestos-Free Talcum Powder, Cancer Not Clear

Link for Asbestos-Free Talcum Powder, Cancer Not Clear

Studies conducted in people have mixed results, with some indication of increased risk of ovarian cancer.

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.

FDA Grants First Approval for CA Drug Under New Pilot Programs

FDA Grants First Approval for CA Drug Under New Pilot Programs

Ribociclib approved in combo with AI as endocrine tx for HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast CA.

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.

No Difference in CEA vs CA125/CEA Ratio for Identifying Ovarian Masses

No Difference in CEA vs CA125/CEA Ratio for Identifying Ovarian Masses

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No significant difference was identified in combination CA125/CEA ratio vs CEA alone in distinguishing ovarian neoplasms from ovarian metastases.

Avastin Plus ChemoTx Approved for Advanced Ovarian Cancer After Resection

Avastin Plus ChemoTx Approved for Advanced Ovarian Cancer After Resection

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Study patients who received Avastin plus chemotherapy followed by Avastin alone, had a greater median PFS vs patients who received chemotherapy alone (18.2 months vs 12 months; hazard ratio [HR] 0.62, 95% CI, 0.52-0.75; P<.0001).

Reproductive Dysfunction Risk in Women Taking Long-Term Opioids for Musculoskeletal Pain

Reproductive Dysfunction Risk in Women Taking Long-Term Opioids for Musculoskeletal Pain

Women prescribed long- vs short-term opioids for chronic musculoskeletal pain may be at increased risk for menopause and abnormal menstruation.

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

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.

Maternal Glucose, Fetal Genotype Independently Affect Birth Weight

Maternal Glucose, Fetal Genotype Independently Affect Birth Weight

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Fetal genetic score for birth weight affects fetal growth at various maternal fasting plasma glucose levels.

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.

Recommendations Developed for Improving Women's Health Care

Recommendations Developed for Improving Women's Health Care

Recommendations focus on policies to improve health outcomes, including training for clinicians

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