Obstetrics

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

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...

Affordable Care Act likely to lead to better prenatal care for women under 26

1. Ability to stay on parents’ insurance plan through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was associated with a modest reduction in preterm births, though...

First trimester exposure to antithyroid drugs associated with increased risk of birth defects

1. First trimester exposure to anytithyroid drugs (ATDs) was associated with a greater risk of congenital malformations, especially for pregnant women who were given...

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Treatment of adult chronic indeterminate Chagas disease with benznidazole and three E1224 dosing regimens: a proof-of-concept, randomised, placebo-controlled trial Chagas disease is a major endemic...

Longer lactation duration linked to lower risk of diabetes in women

1. In this 30-year prospective cohort study, self-reported duration of lactation in women of childbearing age was associated with a lower risk of development...

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy with surgery increases survival for epithelial ovarian cancer patients

1. Patients with stage 3 epithelial ovarian cancer treated with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in addition to cytoreductive surgery and neoadjuvant chemotherapy experienced increased...

Normal tissue BRCA1 methylation associated with risk for high-grade ovarian cancer

1. BRCA1 promoter methylation in normal white blood cells (WBCs) was linked to risk for high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC). 2. BRCA1 methylation was detected...

Live-birth rates similar among ovulating women undergoing fresh- or frozen-embryo transfer

1. No differences were observed in live-birth rate, rates of implantation, clinical pregnancy, overall pregnancy loss, or ongoing pregnancy incidents between ovulatory women with...
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