Obstetrics

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

Vaginal misoprostol improves ease of IUD insertion

Image: PD 1. Among nulligravidas, women receiving pre-procedure misoprostol experienced easier and less painful intrauterine device (IUD) insertion.  2. Women who received misoprostol before IUD insertion were...

[Physician Comment] Suture closure superior to staples after cesarean delivery

Image: PD  1. Suture closure following cesarean section offers significantly less morbidity than staple closure. 2. Although suture closure takes longer, it is economically and medically...

H1N1 vaccine likely safe for pregnant mothers

Image: PD 1. Pregnant mothers vaccinated with the MF59 A/H1N1 vaccine showed no differences in spontaneous delivery, post-partum intensive care admission, perinatal death, or low-birth...

Zofran bests Diclegis for pregnancy-associated nausea

1. Pregnant women randomized to receive ondansetron (Zofran) reported greater reduction in both nausea and vomiting than those who received doxylamine-pyridoxine (Diclegis). 2. The...

Sentinel lymph node surgery associated with a high false negative rate in node-positive breast...

Image: PD  1. Among women with node positive cN1 breast cancer, the false negative rate of sentinel lymph node surgery was 12.8%, above a previously...

Transvaginal ultrasound is the best diagnostic method for ectopic pregnancy

Image: PD 1. With a sensitivity of 88% and specificity of 88% for detecting ectopic pregnancy, transvaginal sonography was the single best diagnostic method of those...

Severe acne linked to endometriosis

1. Women who reported a history of severe acne were more likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis.  2. A history of severe acne was independently...

Adjusted neonatal care coincides with decreased morbidity and mortality

Image: PD 1. From 2000 to 2009, neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) increased use of antenatal steroids, cesarean delivery, surfactant in the delivery room, and...

Letrozole (Femara) boosts fertility of women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

1. Letrozole, an aromatase inhibitor, is more effective than clomiphene for treatment of infertility in women with PCOS.  2. There was no significant difference in...

No-cost contraception reduces unintended pregnancies

Image: PD/IUD Key study points:  1.  When offered no-cost contraception, most women chose highly effective long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), such as intra-uterine devices (IUDs) and the...
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