Obstetrics

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

Prevalence of cerebral palsy in preterm infants changes over time

1. In preterm infants followed over a 3.75-year study period, the overall prevalence of cerebral palsy (CP) decreased from 16% to 12%, the prevalence...

A Zika vaccine could virtually eliminate prenatal infections

1. Zika virus shown to be of moderate to high efficacy in eliminating prenatal infections. 2. Vaccine provides 90% coverage and is targeted for immunization...

Accountable Care Organizations linked to modest increase in appropriate cancer screening

1. Enrollment in Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) was associated with a decrease in breast cancer screening, increase in colorectal...

Extremely preterm children more likely to develop motor impairment

1. This prospective cohort study showed that children born extremely premature (EP) or at an extremely low birth weight (ELBW) were more likely to...

Early intrauterine Zika infection linked to birth defects among infants in the US French...

1. A prospective cohort including pregnant women in the US French Territories with PCR-confirmed Zika virus (ZIKV) infection found a 7% overall risk of...

No difference between tenofovir and placebo in reducing perinatal transmission of hepatitis B

1. Hepatitis B e-antigen (HBe-Ag) positive mothers receiving tenofovir daily from 28-weeks gestation to 2 months postpartum did not show significant reductions in HBV...

Sexual minorities more likely to become pregnant as teenagers

1. Female sexual minorities, such as those identifying as lesbian or bisexual, were at increased risk of experiencing teen pregnancy when compared to their...

First-degree family history of breast cancer associated with increased risk of breast cancer in...

1. In this prospective cohort study, first-degree family history of breast cancer was associated with increased risk of breast cancer in women 65 years...

Breast cancer screening using MRI versus mammography associated with more biopsies but lower cancer...

1. In women both with and without personal history of breast cancer (PHBC), screening MRI was associated with higher biopsy rates compared to mammography. 2....

Maternal vaccination during pregnancy not associated with infant hospitalization, mortality

1. No significant association was identified between maternal intrapartum vaccination with the influenza or tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine and infant hospitalization...
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