Obstetrics

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

1 in 5 US women report delayed contraceptive initiation after sexual debut

1. A total of 1 in 5 women in the US reported delayed contraceptive initiation (>1 month after sexual debut), with higher rates of...

Maternal obesity linked to increased risk of certain congenital heart defects

1. In this large population-based cohort study conducted in Sweden, maternal obesity status was linked to an increased prevalence rate of congenital heart defects...

Greater prenatal alcohol exposure trajectories linked to impaired growth and neurodevelopment

1. Five trajectories of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) were described and compared; greater PAE was associated with reduced birth weight and length, as well...

Quick Take: Neoadjuvant degarelix versus triptorelin in premenopausal patients who receive letrozole for locally...

Ovarian function suppression (OFS) is considered an important aspect of treatment in premenopausal women with advanced endocrine-responsive breast cancer. Degarelix is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone...

The SOLO1 trial: Olaparib significantly delays progression of advanced ovarian cancer

1. In women with BRCA-associated, newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer, olaparib significantly prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) at three years compared to placebo.2. The majority...

Quick Take: Small for gestational age and risk of childhood mortality: A Swedish population...

Small for gestational age (SGA) fetuses have been shown to have a higher risk of stillbirth and neonatal mortality, but few studies have examined...

Operative vaginal delivery associated with higher risk of anal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse

1. In this retrospective cohort study, operative vaginal delivery was associated with a higher risk of anal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse compared to...

Risk of malformations in offspring likely minimal with use of ondansetron (Zofran) in first...

1. In this retrospective cohort study, first trimester exposure to ondansetron (trade name Zofran) was not associated with increased risk of cardiac or congenital...

Quick Take: Metabolic syndrome in pregnancy and risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes: A prospective...

While obesity has been shown to increase the risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and preeclampsia (PE) in pregnancy, the association between metabolic...

Increased risk for breast cancer after childbirth may last more than 20 years

1. The authors of the study concluded that parous women may have an elevated breast cancer risk for over 20 years following delivery.2. The...
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