Obstetrics

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

Epidural labor analgesia not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in offspring

1. In a Canadian population-based birth cohort study, no association was found between epidural labor analgesia (ELA) exposure and risk of autism spectrum disorder...

Tdap vaccine during pregnancy not linked to adverse childhood health outcomes

1. In a retrospective cohort study, children born to mothers vaccinated with the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy did not have increased rates of immune-related...

Continued versus discontinued oxytocin stimulation in the active phase of labour

1. Among pregnant women, discontinuing the administration of oxytocin during the active phase of labor is associated with a small, absolute increase in the...

Dolutegravir-containing antiretroviral regimens show effective viral suppression in pregnant women with HIV-1 infections

1. Dolutegravir-based antiretroviral therapy regimens effectively suppressed maternal viral load during pregnancy, supporting their use to prevent vertical transmission. 2. Dolutegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide...

History of recurrent spontaneous abortions linked to increased risk of premature mortality

1. Spontaneous abortion could potentially serve as a marker for future health risk in women, particularly death from cardiovascular disease. 2. Association of risk...

Vaginal and intramuscular progesterone reduce high-risk singleton preterm birth

1. Systematic review of RCTs demonstrates reduced rate of early preterm birth (<34 weeks) for high-risk (previous spontaneous preterm birth, short cervix) singleton pregnancies...

No association found between 9-valent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine during pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes

1. No significant increase in spontaneous abortion, preterm birth, major structural defects, or small for gestational age rates were found in women receiving 9vHPV...

Association of co-exposure of antenatal steroid and prophylactic Indomethacin with spontaneous intestinal perforation

1. Among preterm and extremely low birth weight neonates, the co-exposure to antenatal steroids and postnatal indomethacin was associated with an increased risk of...

Maternal folic acid supplementation associated with stronger child cognitive performance at 11 years of...

1. Children of mothers who supplemented with folic acid (FA) during the second and third trimesters demonstrated greater processing speed at 11 years of...

Different gestational diabetes screening methods cause no difference for complications

1. The one-step screening method increased the incidence of diagnosis compared to the two-step screening method for gestational diabetes. 2. No significant difference was found...

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