Obstetrics

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

Sentinel lymph node dissection not inferior to complete axillary lymph node dissection for women...

1. For women with invasive breast cancer and metastases to 1 or 2 sentinel lymph nodes, treatment with sentinel lymph node dissection alone was...

Hormone replacement therapy not associated with changes in mortality in post-menopausal women

1. In this analysis of two randomized controlled trials, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was not associated with a change in all-cause mortality among post-menopausal...

Postpartum depression screening at well-child checks improves maternal mental health

1. Mothers who received postpartum depression screenings and treatment referrals as necessary at well-child checks at 1, 3, and 6 months were significantly less...

Reductions in U.S. foreign aid for HIV programs may result in small cost savings...

1. Reducing U.S. foreign aid could produce severe negative clinical and epidemiological effects while saving only $900 or $600 to $900 per year of...

Extensive cancer screening may not improve outcomes for patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism

1. Although more extensive screening may detect more cases of occult cancer in patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) at the preliminary screening, it...

Negative information about vaccines received during pregnancy delays infant vaccinations

1. Pregnant women who received discouraging information about vaccinations, regardless of whether or not they received encouraging information, were more likely to delay vaccination...

Low-dose aspirin reduces incidence of preterm preeclampsia in high-risk pregnancies: The ASPRE trial

1. Low-dose aspirin significantly reduced the incidence of preterm preeclampsia in women identified as high-risk for preeclampsia using a screening protocol that combined maternal...

Antiretroviral therapy with tenofovir-emtricitabine-efavirenz demonstrates lower rate of adverse birth outcomes than other regimens

1. In an observational study across hospitals in Botswana, women with HIV infection had higher rates of adverse birth outcomes than uninfected women. Women...

Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages during pregnancy linked to childhood obesity

1. Higher consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) during pregnancy was associated with increased adiposity in childhood. 2. Sugary soda consumption by pregnant women, rather...

Lithium during pregnancy linked to modest increase in cardiac malformations

1. There has been concern about the linkage between lithium use during pregnancy and a risk of cardiac malformations, specifically Ebstein’s anomaly, with varying...
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