Obstetrics

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

[Researcher Comment] Vulvovaginal swabs more sensitive than endocervical swabs at detecting Chlamydia

1. Vulvovaginal swabs were more sensitive than endocervical swabs at detecting chlamydial infections in symptomatic and asymptomatic women. 2. If a woman requires a speculum...

Meta-analysis updates recommendations for C-sections

Image: PD 1. Prophylactic antibiotics, blunt cephalad-caudad expansion of uterine incision, and oxytocin infusions to prevent post-partum hemorrhage are all recommended with a high level...

IUD contraception equally safe in teenagers as in older women

Image: PD. Levonorgestrel molecule. 1. Overall, intrauterine devices had a very low rate of serious complications (<1%) in both teenagers and older women.  2. Levonorgestrel-releasing intra-uterine...

Oral glucose tolerance test preferred for pre-diabetes screening in PCOS

Image: PD   Human Ovarian Follicle 1. HbA1c and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) demonstrated low sensitivity in detecting pre-diabetes in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients. 2....

Vitamin D not effective in reducing recurrent bacterial vaginosis

1. Women randomized to receive Vitamin D following treatment for bacterial vaginosis were more likely to have higher serum 25(OH)D levels.  2. Women randomized to...

[Physician Comment] Favorable pregnancy outcomes, including low rate of pelvic adhesions, following robot-assisted laparoscopic...

Image: CC/Nimur Study author, Dr. Antonio Gargiulo, talks to 2 Minute Medicine. Center for Infertility and Reproductive surgery and Medical Director of the Department of Robotic...

Intake of fish fatty acids associated with lower risk of breast cancer

Image: PD 1. In a meta-analysis, higher consumption of dietary marine polyunsaturated fatty acids was associated with a lower risk of breast cancer.  2. No beneficial...

[Physician Comment] SSRI use during pregnancy not associated with fetal, neonatal or infant mortality

Jan 5th - Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use during pregnancy was not associated with increased risk of stillbirth, neonatal mortality, or post-neonatal mortality. Image:...

Expectant management may be appropriate in ectopic pregnancy

Image: PD  1. Approximately 40% of cases of ectopic pregnancy in hemodynamically stable women resolved on their own. 2. Among women whose β-hCG levels rose with...

Insurance status affects treatment of early stage breast cancer

Image: PD 1.  Women with Medicaid on average presented with significantly larger tumors and on the whole were more likely to be treated with mastectomy...
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