Obstetrics

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

Antenatal corticosteroid administration hours before delivery may be beneficial: The EPICE cohort

1. In this population-based cohort study, any antenatal corticosteroid (ANS) administration was associated with lower infant mortality than no ANS. The largest risk reduction...

Hepatitis C on the rise among reproductive-aged women

1. The number of reproductive-aged women infected with HCV doubled from 2006 to 2014. 2. HCV infection among children was more common among those aged...

Antidepressant use in pregnancy not linked with autism-spectrum disorder in exposed children

1. No significant association between serotonergic antidepressant use and autism spectrum disorder risk was found between exposed and unexposed children. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study...

Müllerian inhibiting substance is a safe contraceptive that prevents chemotherapy-induced infertility [PreClinical]

1. Müllerian inhibiting substance (MIS) was found to be a successful and safe contraceptive in female mice. 2. Female mice administered MIS during chemotherapy exhibited...

Low dose hydrocortisone not associated with adverse neurodevelopment in extremely preterm infants

1. Among extremely preterm infants, low-dose hydrocortisone was not associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes at 2 years of age. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown:...

No link between antenatal betamethasone and abnormal childhood bone development

There was no difference in bone mineral content, size and frequency of fractures in children who received repeated antenatal doses of glucocorticoids compared to...

Tdap vaccination in pregnancy effective in preventing pertussis in infants

1. Maternal vaccination with tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, acellular pertussis (Tdap) during pregnancy was found to be highly effective in preventing pertussis in...

Laparoscopic hysterectomy equivalent to abdominal hysterectomy in disease-free and overall survival

1. Among women with stage I endometrial cancer, total laparoscopic hysterectomy compared to total abdominal hysterectomy resulted in equivalent disease-free survival at 4.5 years. 2....

Reduced yet persistent incidence of vertical HIV transmission in the United States

1. Overall incidence of vertical HIV transmission in the United States decreased from 2002 to 2013, and currently is at an estimated 1.75 per...

Association between maternal body mass index in early pregnancy and incidence of cerebral palsy

1. This retrospective cohort study found that among Swedish women with singleton children, maternal overweight and obesity were significantly associated with incidence of cerebral...
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