Obstetrics

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

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...

Spontaneous vaginal delivery rates similar for immediate versus delayed pushing in second stage of...

1. In this randomized controlled trial, the rates of operative vaginal deliveries and cesarean sections did not differ between immediate versus delayed pushing groups. 2....

Quick Take: Association between contemporary hormonal contraception and ovarian cancer in women of reproductive...

Worldwide, more than 100 million women use hormonal methods of contraception. Combined oral contraceptives have previously shown an inverse relationship with ovarian cancer risk....

Continuous or extended combined oral contraceptive regimens not linked to higher venous thromboembolism risk

1. In this retrospective cohort study, continuous (84/7) or extended (365/0) cycle regimens of combined oral contraceptives were not linked with meaningfully higher rates...

Neonatal abstinence syndrome linked to educational disabilities

1. Children with a history of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) had higher odds of qualifying for and receiving therapies and services for educational disabilities...

Clinical report provides guidance on marijuana use in pregnancy and lactation

1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a clinical report that examines the established and emerging data surrounding marijuana use in pregnancy, and...

Studies needed to determine the effects of marijuana use in pregnancy

1. Pregnant women who screened positive for marijuana often also tested positive for at least one other substance. 2. Adverse effects of marijuana use on...

Risk of autism in offspring linked to maternal pregestational diabetes and severe obesity

1. Maternal prepregnancy obesity without pregestational diabetes mellitus (PGDM) or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) was associated with a slightly increased risk of having a...
Classics Series, Landmark Trials in Medicine

Anastrazole superior to tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment [Classics Series]

1. Postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer randomized to anastrazole as first-line therapy experienced an increase in time to progression and a more favorable...
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