Obstetrics

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

Quick Take: Metabolic syndrome in pregnancy and risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes: A prospective...

While obesity has been shown to increase the risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and preeclampsia (PE) in pregnancy, the association between metabolic...

Increased risk for breast cancer after childbirth may last more than 20 years

1. The authors of the study concluded that parous women may have an elevated breast cancer risk for over 20 years following delivery.2. The...

Survival greater in cervical cancer patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy compared to minimally invasive techniques:...

1. This randomized controlled trial of women with early-stage cervical cancer reports that patients who underwent minimally invasive radical hysterectomy had lower rates of...

Rates of neurodevelopmental impairment unchanged in infants born ≤500g in Japan

The rate of neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) in infants born ≤500g in Japan between 2003-2012 was 59%, and the prevalence of NDI did not significantly...

Zoliflodacin (ETX0914) effectively treats urogenital gonorrhea

1. Patients with uncomplicated urogenital gonorrhea treated with the novel antibiotic zoliflodacin, developed in part due to increasingly antibiotic resistant gonorrhea, were cured at...

Quick Take: Pre-eclampsia and risk of dementia later in life: nationwide cohort study

Pre-eclampsia is defined as new onset hypertension accompanied by signs of organ dysfunction in the setting of pregnancy. Unfortunately, the risks associated with pre-eclampsia...

Quick Take: β-Blocker use in pregnancy and the risk of congenital malformations: an international...

Beta-blocker medications are commonly used in managing high blood pressure in pregnancy. With an increased prevalence of obesity and related comorbidities in women of...

Algorithm safely rules out pulmonary embolism in pregnant women

1. A diagnostic model based on D-dimer measurement, lower limb compression ultrasonography (CUS) and computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) accurately ruled out pulmonary embolism...

Quick Take: Effect of Immediate vs Delayed Pushing on Rates of Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery...

Although more than 3 million women give birth in the United States each year, there is no consensus regarding the optimal timing of maternal...

Quick Take: Single-dose versus 7-day-dose metronidazole (Flagyl) for the treatment of trichomoniasis in women:...

Trichomoniasis is the most common sexually transmitted infection among women worldwide. Untreated, this can lead to poor reproductive outcomes and increased rates of HIV...

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