Obstetrics

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

Usage of first-line antidepressant medications in early pregnancy associated with selected birth defects

1. Many first-line agents for depression and anxiety – including specific SSRIs, bupropion, and especially venlafaxine – were associated with an increased risk of...

Further evidence that Zika virus disease associated with brain and eye birth defects

1. The prevalence of brain and eye defects was elevated during the 2015-2016 Zika virus outbreak in Colombia compared to the periods immediately before...

Breastfeeding recommended as primary neonatal analgesic in low resource settings

1. Breastfeeding was recommended as a first-line neonatal analgesic for procedures done in non-tertiary care in Kenya. 2. When breastfeeding is unavailable, expressed breastmilk was...

Lung recruitment improves efficacy of surfactant treatment in extremely preterm neonates

1. The intubation-recruitment-surfactant administration-extubation procedure reduced the need for invasive ventilation in extremely preterm neonates compared to those not receiving lung recruitment. 2. There...

Neonatal outcomes in 29 pregnant women with COVID-19: A retrospective study in Wuhan, China

1. Approximately 41.4% of neonates born to COVID-19-positive women in Wuhan, China presented with radiological findings of pneumonia 2. Limited sample size and comparisons limit...

Perinatal transmission of COVID-19 unlikely to occur with appropriate infection control strategies

1. Among neonates born to SARS-CoV-2-positive mothers in three New York Hospitals, none tested positive, or were symptomatic, for the virus at 24 h...

Myomectomy associated with better fibroid-related quality of life versus uterine-artery embolization

1. While women in both groups experienced dramatic gains in fibroid-related quality of life, the magnitude of the increase was greater in the myomectomy...

Delayed denosumab doses associated with increased the risk of vertebral fractures

1. Delayed subsequent denosumab doses were shown to increase the risk for vertebral fractures compared to on-time injection. 2. There was insufficient evidence to determine...

Novel estrogen-free oral contraceptive shown to decrease unscheduled menstrual bleeding

1. In a phase III clinical trial, women taking drospirenone-only pills were significantly less likely to have unscheduled bleeding compared to those taking desogestrel...

Randomized study of delayed cord clamping of 30 to 60 seconds in the larger...

1. Among preterm infants, the delaying of cord clamping for 60 seconds was associated with an increased hematocrit when compared to clamping at 30...
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