Obstetrics

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

Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international...

1. In patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection within 7 days before or 30 days after surgery, significant mortality was observed, and perioperative pulmonary complications...

Migraines during pregnancy and the risk of maternal stroke

1. Women with migraines are at an increased risk of stroke during and after pregnancy compared to those without migraines. Evidence Rating Level: 2...

Modestly lower carbohydrate diet not associated with improved outcomes related to gestational diabetes

1. A modestly lower carbohydrate diet neither increased ketonemia nor improved glycemic control in pregnant women Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Although meta-analyses have shown significant...

Randomized study of delayed cord clamping of 30 to 60 seconds in the larger...

1. Among preterm infants, the delaying of cord clamping for 60 seconds was associated with an increased hematocrit when compared to clamping at 30...

Novel estrogen-free oral contraceptive shown to decrease unscheduled menstrual bleeding

1. In a phase III clinical trial, women taking drospirenone-only pills were significantly less likely to have unscheduled bleeding compared to those taking desogestrel...

Perinatal transmission of COVID-19 unlikely to occur with appropriate infection control strategies

1. Among neonates born to SARS-CoV-2-positive mothers in three New York Hospitals, none tested positive, or were symptomatic, for the virus at 24 h...

Delayed denosumab doses associated with increased the risk of vertebral fractures

1. Delayed subsequent denosumab doses were shown to increase the risk for vertebral fractures compared to on-time injection. 2. There was insufficient evidence to determine...

Myomectomy associated with better fibroid-related quality of life versus uterine-artery embolization

1. While women in both groups experienced dramatic gains in fibroid-related quality of life, the magnitude of the increase was greater in the myomectomy...

Neonatal outcomes in 29 pregnant women with COVID-19: A retrospective study in Wuhan, China

1. Approximately 41.4% of neonates born to COVID-19-positive women in Wuhan, China presented with radiological findings of pneumonia 2. Limited sample size and comparisons limit...

Breastfeeding recommended as primary neonatal analgesic in low resource settings

1. Breastfeeding was recommended as a first-line neonatal analgesic for procedures done in non-tertiary care in Kenya. 2. When breastfeeding is unavailable, expressed breastmilk was...
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