Obstetrics

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

Modestly lower carbohydrate diet not associated with improved outcomes related to gestational diabetes

1. A modestly lower carbohydrate diet neither increased ketonemia nor improved glycemic control in pregnant women Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Although meta-analyses have shown significant...

Migraines during pregnancy and the risk of maternal stroke

1. Women with migraines are at an increased risk of stroke during and after pregnancy compared to those without migraines. Evidence Rating Level: 2...

Indirect effects of COVID-19 estimated to lead to tens of thousands of additional maternal...

1. In three separate models, it was found that the combination of decreased health care access, food availability, and the economic impacts (both intentional...

Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international...

1. In patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection within 7 days before or 30 days after surgery, significant mortality was observed, and perioperative pulmonary complications...

Biotherapeutic Lactin-V reduces incidence of bacterial vaginosis recurrence

1. Lactin-V treatment after the use of vaginal metronidazole was shown to significantly lower the incidence of bacterial vaginosis recurrence. 2. Adverse effect included abnormal...

AAP policy statement provides recommendations for newborn care during planned home births

1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not recommend home birth, but recognizes that women may choose to plan a home birth. In...

Decreased risk of ovarian cancer in women who have breastfed

1. Breastfeeding was found to be significantly associated with decrease risk of invasive ovarian cancer, including high-grade serous and endometroid cancer. Evidence Rating: 2 (Good) Ovarian...

Maternal preeclampsia linked with increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders

1. Maternal preeclampsia at term was associated with an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring. Evidence Rating: 1 (Excellent) While the risks associated with preeclampsia are...

Policy statement outlines recommendations on management of infants born to mothers with COVID-19

1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that newborns born to mothers affected by or being tested for COVID-19 be temporarily separated from...

Increased fetal size in gestational diabetes after week 20 of pregnancy

1. Study findings suggest gestational diabetes is associated with larger fetal size starting at week 20, and that efforts to mitigate associated fetal growth...
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