Obstetrics

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

No-cost contraception reduces unintended pregnancies

Image: PD/IUD Key study points:  1.  When offered no-cost contraception, most women chose highly effective long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), such as intra-uterine devices (IUDs) and the...

No association found between third trimester maternal NSAID use and newborn pulmonary hypertension

    Image: CC/SageRoss 1. Maternal NSAID use in the third trimester is not associated with an increased likelihood of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).  2....

Breastfeeding peer counseling does not improve exclusive breastfeeding rates in obese, low-income women

Image: CC/Azoreg Key study points: Breastfeeding peer counseling did not affect higher rates of exclusive breastfeeding and did not result in improvements in early breastfeeding outcomes...

Clinically-integrated e-learning course improves evidence-based practice in ObGyn trainees in low- and middle-income countries

Image: CC/Travis Study author and Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (BJOG), Professor Khalid Khan, MBBS, MSc, talks to 2 Minute Medicine: Women’s...

Children of obese mothers have diminished cognitive abilities in mid-childhood

Image: PD Key study points: 1.  Maternal pre-pregnancy BMI is negatively associated with cognitive test scores at ages 5 and 7. 2.  Children born to a mother with an elevated...

[In the News] Extended tamoxifen regimen reduces mortality for subset of breast cancer

Image: PD Key study points: Adjuvant tamoxifen for 10 years after diagnosis of early ER-positive breast cancer reduces recurrence and mortality compared to adjuvant tamoxifen for...

Prophylactic antibiotics in breast cancer surgery significantly reduces infection in overweight and obese patients

Image: CC/MTSofan Key study points: 1. Prophylactic administration of antibiotics preoperatively was found to significant reduce rates of surgical site infections following breast cancer surgery...

[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...

[Physician Comment] Suture closure superior to staples after cesarean delivery

Image: PD  1. Suture closure following cesarean section offers significantly less morbidity than staple closure. 2. Although suture closure takes longer, it is economically and medically...

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....
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