Obstetrics

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

AAP supports public health interventions for opioid-dependent pregnant women

1. Opioid use in pregnancy has increased dramatically in the past decade, leading to increased rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). The American Academy...

Periviable infants are becoming more likely to survive without neurodevelopmental impairment

1. Periviable infants born from 2008-2011 survived to 18-22 months corrected age at a higher rate than those born from 2000-2003. 2. Rates of reaching...

AAP reaffirms support for adolescents’ rights to confidential reproductive care

1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to support adolescents’ rights to confidential reproductive care and opposes mandatory reporting laws. Policy Rundown: Teen pregnancy...

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...
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