Obstetrics

Reports of high-impact obstetrics and gynecology studies by medical professionals

Prenatal fish oil supplementation associated with lower risk of asthma in children: The COPSAC...

1. Third trimester supplementation with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) reduces offspring risk of asthma or persistent wheeze and risk of lower respiratory tract...

Increased mortality in mothers after the birth of an infant with major congenital anomalies

1. There is small increased risk of mortality in mothers who have given birth to an infant with a major congenital anomaly. 2. Increased maternal...

Adverse neurologic outcomes associated with maternal Zika virus infection

1. Infants born to symptomatic Zika-positive mothers demonstrated higher rates of fetal death, fetal growth restriction and central nervous system abnormalities. 2. Zika-positive pregnant women...

Niraparib may lengthen progression-free survival for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer

1. Among patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer, those who received the PARP inhibitor niraparib demonstrated significantly increased progression-free survival compared to patients who...

Dapivirine-containing vaginal ring linked to reduced HIV-1 transmission

1. In a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of sexually active women in sub-Saharan Africa, dapivirine-containing vaginal rings were linked with a significantly reduced incidence of...

Antibody decreases Zika virus levels and fetal transmission [PreClinical]

1. Antibodies were isolated from patients with prior Zika virus infection and one specific antibody, ZIKV-117, decreased fetal transmission of Zika virus as well...

GeoSentinel analysis of clinical manifestations and complications related to Zika virus disease

1. Exanthema, fever, and arthralgia comprise the most common symptoms of Zika virus disease. 2. Considerable risk for major complications exists with first trimester transmission...

Genotyping for HPV 16/18 may help guide colposcopy referrals for women with high risk...

1. Women with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US) or low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (LSIL) who have high-grade human papillomavirus (HPV) 16/18 positivity...

Human donor milk equivalent to preterm formula for neurodevelopment in very-low-birth-weight infants

1. There were no statistically significant differences when comparing nutrient-fortified human donor milk with preterm formula on cognitive, language or motor composite scores among...

State legislation linked to increase in HPV vaccination in teenage girls

1. A greater proportion of teenage girls initiated the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series in states where the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) booster...
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