Obstetrics

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

Cerclage outcomes similar in singleton and twin pregnancies

Image: PD  1. The frequency of delivery before 28 weeks was similar between singleton and twin gestations.  2. Greater cervical dilation, prolapsing membranes and short cervical...

Choosing a prenatal diagnostic test: Microarray analysis shown equal to karyotyping

Jan 1st - Chromosomal microarray analysis was successful in 98.8% of fetal samples. Image: PD 1. Chromosomal microarray analysis was successful in 98.8% of fetal samples. 2....

Oral contraceptive pills associated with reduction in ovarian cancer incidence

Image: PD 1. Women who used oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) were at a significantly lower risk of developing ovarian cancer than women who never used...

Cesarean in the second stage associated with endometritis

Image: PD  1. Cesarean section performed in the second stage of labor was associated with a three times greater risk of endometritis than those performed...

High BMI linked to reduced risk of endometriosis

Image: PD 1. Body mass index (BMI) at age 18 and current BMI were inversely related with endometriosis.  2. Among infertile women, magnitude of weight change...

Breast cancer mutations linked with nodal metastases

Image: PD  1. Breast tumors with stem cell mutations in the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway had significantly higher rates of axillary lymph node metastases.  2. Among women...

New risk stratification algorithm suggested for neonatal sepsis

Image: PD 1. A new evaluation algorithm for early-onset sepsis in neonates ≥ 34 weeks gestation incorporates both maternal and newborn clinical factors to stratify...

Rate of change of Antimüllerian hormone (AMH) is an independent predictor of time to...

Key study points:  1. In women aged 35-48 years old, rate of AMH change was independently associated with risk of menopause.  2. Including rate of AMH...

[Physician Comment] Short course of progesterone therapy treats abnormal uterine bleeding

Feb 16th – A 3-day course of progesterone therapy was effective in treating abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB). Image: PD 1. A 3-day course of progesterone therapy...

[Physician Comment] Increased autism diagnoses observed in pregnant women with viral influenza, fever or...

Image: CC. Autism Ribbon.  Study author Dr. Hjördis Ósk Atladόttir, MD, PhD, talks to 2 Minute Medicine Department of Public Health - Institute of...
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