Obstetrics

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

Sudden infant death risk rises linearly with amount smoked by mothers

1. Infants of mothers who smoked at least 1 cigarette daily during pregnancy had more than doubled risk of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID)....

Quick Take: Association of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis vs Digital Mammography With Cancer Detection and...

The use of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has been associated with increases in specificity and breast cancer detection compared with digital mammography (DM) alone....

The LION trial: systemic lymphadenectomy in advanced ovarian cancer patients provides no survival benefits

1. Pelvic and paraaortic lymphadenectomy in advanced ovarian cancer patients provided no overall or progression-free survival benefits compared to patients not undergoing lymphadenectomy.2. Serious...

Quick Take: Induction of Labor at 41 Weeks Versus Expectant Management Until 42 Weeks...

It has been well established that pregnancy extending beyond 42 weeks is associated with higher rates of perinatal morbidity and mortality. However, there is...

The KATHERINE trial: trastuzumab emtansine more effective than trastuzumab alone for treating residual HER2-positive...

1. Patients with residual human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer after chemotherapy and HER2 targeted therapy had higher disease-free survival if...

USPSTF: Counseling interventions likely to prevent perinatal depression

1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, counseling interventions were found to help prevent the development of perinatal depression, primarily in women who were...

The PIP trial: no difference in live birth rate observed for patients undergoing endometrial...

1. This multicenter randomized control study showed that there were no significant differences in live birth rates between women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF)...

Quick Take: Association of Rates of Smoking During Pregnancy With Corporate Tobacco Sales Poicies

Maternal smoking during pregnancy (SDP) is associated with a number of adverse birth outcomes. It is currently unknown how tobacco sales policies affect SDP....

RNAi suppression of sFLT1 for preeclampsia treatment [PreClinical]

1. The clinical manifestations of preeclampsia result largely from excess circulating soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (sFLT1), produced by the placenta.2. Designer short...

Quick Take: Use of Hormone Replacement Therapy and Risk of Venous Thromboembolism: Nested Case-Control...

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), often prescribed to women during menopause, has been shown to increase the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, the effects...
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