Obstetrics

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

Discontinuation of oxytocin during active labour may reduce fetal heart rate abnormalities

1. In women undergoing active labour, discontinuation of oxytocin was associated with a slightly higher risk of caesarean section compared to continued oxytocin use. 2....

No difference in live birth rates between intracytoplasmic sperm injection and conventional in-vitro fertilization...

1. For couples with a male partner with normal sperm counts and motility, intracytoplasmic sperm injection did not result in higher rates of live...

Prophylactic tranexamic acid prevents significant blood loss after cesarean delivery

1. Prophylactic tranexamic acid treatment was shown to lower the incidence of postpartum hemorrhage in women undergoing cesarean delivery. 2. Tranexamic acid treatment was shown...

COVID-19 in pregnancy associated with substantially increased maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality

1. COVID-19 infection during pregnancy was associated with consistent and substantial increases in severe maternal morbidity and mortality and neonatal complications compared to non-infected...

Epidural labor analgesia not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in offspring

1. In a Canadian population-based birth cohort study, no association was found between epidural labor analgesia (ELA) exposure and risk of autism spectrum disorder...

Tdap vaccine during pregnancy not linked to adverse childhood health outcomes

1. In a retrospective cohort study, children born to mothers vaccinated with the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy did not have increased rates of immune-related...

Continued versus discontinued oxytocin stimulation in the active phase of labour

1. Among pregnant women, discontinuing the administration of oxytocin during the active phase of labor is associated with a small, absolute increase in the...

Dolutegravir-containing antiretroviral regimens show effective viral suppression in pregnant women with HIV-1 infections

1. Dolutegravir-based antiretroviral therapy regimens effectively suppressed maternal viral load during pregnancy, supporting their use to prevent vertical transmission. 2. Dolutegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide...

History of recurrent spontaneous abortions linked to increased risk of premature mortality

1. Spontaneous abortion could potentially serve as a marker for future health risk in women, particularly death from cardiovascular disease. 2. Association of risk...

Vaginal and intramuscular progesterone reduce high-risk singleton preterm birth

1. Systematic review of RCTs demonstrates reduced rate of early preterm birth (<34 weeks) for high-risk (previous spontaneous preterm birth, short cervix) singleton pregnancies...

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