Obstetrics

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

Continuous or extended combined oral contraceptive regimens not linked to higher venous thromboembolism risk

1. In this retrospective cohort study, continuous (84/7) or extended (365/0) cycle regimens of combined oral contraceptives were not linked with meaningfully higher rates...

Neonatal abstinence syndrome linked to educational disabilities

1. Children with a history of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) had higher odds of qualifying for and receiving therapies and services for educational disabilities...

Clinical report provides guidance on marijuana use in pregnancy and lactation

1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a clinical report that examines the established and emerging data surrounding marijuana use in pregnancy, and...

Studies needed to determine the effects of marijuana use in pregnancy

1. Pregnant women who screened positive for marijuana often also tested positive for at least one other substance.2. Adverse effects of marijuana use on...

Risk of autism in offspring linked to maternal pregestational diabetes and severe obesity

1. Maternal prepregnancy obesity without pregestational diabetes mellitus (PGDM) or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) was associated with a slightly increased risk of having a...
Classics Series, Landmark Trials in Medicine

Anastrazole superior to tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment [Classics Series]

1. Postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer randomized to anastrazole as first-line therapy experienced an increase in time to progression and a more favorable...

Mean platelet counts shown to decrease during pregnancy

1. Retrospective analyses demonstrated evidence of mean platelet count decline during pregnancy beginning as early as the first gestational trimester2. Platelet counts were significantly...

Primary HPV testing may detect cervical neoplasms earlier and more accurately than cytology

1. In this Canadian, randomized controlled trial, the use of primary HPV testing compared with cytology resulted in a significantly lower likelihood of CIN3+...

Women who experience hypertensive disorders during pregnancy are at high risk for developing high...

1. Women experiencing hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) had higher rates of cardiovascular disease persisting following the pregnancy.2. Women with HDP were at particular...

Prenatal antidepressant exposure may increase risk of poor motor development

A meta-analysis of 18 studies examining the association of prenatal antidepressant exposure with motor development in children showed a small overall effect of worse...

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