Obstetrics

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

Annual mammography past 75 years of age not associated with reductions in mortality

1. In this observational study involving women aged 70 to 84 years with a life expectancy of at least 10 years, continuing screening past...

Antenatal vitamin D supplementation does not prevent development of asthma

1. This 6-year follow up of the Vitamin D Antenatal Asthma Reduction Trial found no significant difference in the incidence of asthma or recurrent...

Treatment at lower glucose threshold noninferior to traditional threshold in newborns with asymptomatic hypoglycemia

1. In this randomized noninferiority trial involving newborns with asymptomatic moderate hypoglycemia, initiation of treatment at a lower blood glucose threshold resulted in no...

Increased fetal size in gestational diabetes after week 20 of pregnancy

1. Study findings suggest gestational diabetes is associated with larger fetal size starting at week 20, and that efforts to mitigate associated fetal growth...

Policy statement outlines recommendations on management of infants born to mothers with COVID-19

1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that newborns born to mothers affected by or being tested for COVID-19 be temporarily separated from...

Maternal preeclampsia linked with increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders

1. Maternal preeclampsia at term was associated with an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring. Evidence Rating: 1 (Excellent) While the risks associated with preeclampsia are...

Decreased risk of ovarian cancer in women who have breastfed

1. Breastfeeding was found to be significantly associated with decrease risk of invasive ovarian cancer, including high-grade serous and endometroid cancer. Evidence Rating: 2 (Good) Ovarian...

AAP policy statement provides recommendations for newborn care during planned home births

1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not recommend home birth, but recognizes that women may choose to plan a home birth. In...

Biotherapeutic Lactin-V reduces incidence of bacterial vaginosis recurrence

1. Lactin-V treatment after the use of vaginal metronidazole was shown to significantly lower the incidence of bacterial vaginosis recurrence. 2. Adverse effect included abnormal...

Indirect effects of COVID-19 estimated to lead to tens of thousands of additional maternal...

1. In three separate models, it was found that the combination of decreased health care access, food availability, and the economic impacts (both intentional...
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