Obstetrics

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

Quick Take: Preterm birth and risk of chronic kidney disease from childhood into mid-adulthood:...

Fetal nephrogenesis is most significant in the third trimester of pregnancy, and is interrupted by preterm birth before 37 weeks of gestation, resulting in...

Quick Take: Association of socioeconomic status and brain injury with neurodevelopmental outcomes of very...

Preterm birth remains a leading cause of lifelong neurodevelopmental disability. While the effect of brain injury on neurodevelopmental disability has been studied extensively, far...

The PRISM trial: Progesterone therapy does not alter birth outcomes in women with early...

1. Women with early pregnancy bleeding administered progesterone experienced similar rates of live births occurring after 34 weeks’ gestation as women treated with placebo.2....

Quick Take: Screening for breech presentation using universal late-pregnancy ultrasonography

Fetal presentation has long been determined by way of clinical examination only, despite the relative ease with which breech presentation can be identified through...

Quick Take: Randomized Trial of Intravenous Versus Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Plus Bevacizumab in Advanced Ovarian...

Recent advances have been demonstrated with the administration of intraperitoneal (IP) cisplatin and paclitaxel, where women with stage III ovarian disease conferred additional survival...

Medicaid expansion associated with improved relative racial disparities in birth outcomes

1. State Medicaid expansion was not associated with differences in overall rates of low birth weight or preterm birth outcomes.2. There were improvements in...

Quick Take: Outcomes of Extremely Preterm Infants With Birth Weight Less Than 400 g

Little is known about the survival and neurodevelopmental outcomes of extremely preterm infants with low birth weight. More data is needed to facilitate decisions...

In utero administration of ivacaftor averts multiorgan disease in ferret model of cystic fibrosis...

1. A G551D missense mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance receptor (CFTR) is a genetic cause of cystic fibrosis (CF).2. In utero administration...

Combined anastrozole and fulvestrant therapy found to have improved survival outcomes in metastatic breast...

1. A randomized control trial of patients with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer compared survival outcomes between patients who received combined anastrozole and fulvestrant...

Quick Take: Diffusion-weighted Imaging of Invasive Breast Cancer: Relationship to Distant Metastasis–free Survival

For breast cancer patients, determining the risk of developing distant metastasis continues to present as a challenge, as the precise mechanism leading to distant...
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