Obstetrics

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

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...

Treating subclinical hypothyroidism and hypothyroxinemia in pregnancy does not impact child IQ

1. In pregnant women, treating subclinical hypothyroidism or hypothyroxinemia with levothyroxine did not significantly impact cognitive outcomes in children up to age 5 years of age...

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...
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