Miscellaneous Ob/Gyn Conditions

Vaccination During Pregnancy Not Linked to Infant Hospitalization, Death

February 21, 2018

There was no correlation between infant hospitalization and maternal influenza (adjusted odds ratio, 1; 95% confidence interval, 0.96 to 1.04) or Tdap (adjusted odds ratio, 0.94; 95% confidence interval, 0.88 to 1.01) vaccinations.

Ulipristal Assessed in Symptomatic Uterine Leiomyomas

February 20, 2018

The researchers found that amenorrhea was achieved by 47.2, 58.3, and 1.8% of patients in the ulipristal 5mg and 10mg, and placebo groups, respectively.

Has Family Integrated Care in the NICU Affected Outcomes?

February 08, 2018

For infants in the FICare group, the high-frequency exclusive breastmilk feeding rate at discharge was higher than that seen in those in the standard care group (70 versus 63%; P=0.016).

Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Examined in the U.S.

February 07, 2018

For fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, the conservative prevalence estimates varied from 11.3 to 50.0 per 1,000 children; the weighted prevalence estimates varied from 31.1 to 98.5 per 1,000 children.

To What Extent Can Postnatal Depression Impact Child Behavior?

February 02, 2018

For mothers with moderate, marked, and severe PND, the odds ratios for child behavioral disturbance were 2.22, 1.91, and 2.39, respectively.

Zika-Related Flaviviruses May Also Have Potential to Cause Congenital Infection

February 01, 2018

Efficient replication was reported for West Nile virus and Powassan virus in second-trimester human maternal (decidua) and fetal (chorionic villi and fetal membrane) explants, while less efficient replication was seen for CHIKV and MAYV.

Pollution Exposure During Teen Years May Disrupt Menstrual Cycle

January 31, 2018

The researchers found that for every 45 μg/m3 increase in average high school TSP, there was an increased odds for moderate irregularity, persistent irregularity.

ASA: Rise in Spontaneous Strokes During Pregnancy Needs More Attention

January 25, 2018

"We need to increase awareness in the medical community about the increasing trend of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage in pregnancy because management of these patients continues to be a clinical conundrum," study lead author Kaustubh Limaye, MD.

Hyperandrogenism May Impact Gut in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

January 24, 2018

There was a change in alpha diversity of women with PCOM that was intermediate between the other two groups. Regression analyses revealed a negative correlation of hyperandrogenism, total testosterone, and hirsutism with alpha diversity.

Acid-Suppressive Drug Use During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Offspring

January 12, 2018

In pooled analysis, the researchers found that acid-suppressive drug use in pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of asthma in childhood.

Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Examined for Offspring Language Delay

January 11, 2018

There was a correlation for urinary APAP, which was measurable in all urine samples, and the number of APAP tablets taken during pregnancy.

2009 to 2016 Shows Increase in Prenatal Marijuana Use

December 27, 2017

Greatest increases seen for pregnant females aged younger than 18 years, those aged 18 to 24 years

Does Early Menarche Affect Mental Health in Adulthood?

December 27, 2017

Increased risk of depression, antisocial behaviors in adolescence may carry into adulthood

In Utero Exposure to ADHD Med Tied to Heart Defects

December 14, 2017

The researchers found that congenital malformations occurred in 35.0 per 1,000 infants not exposed to stimulants, compared with 45.9 and 45.4 per 1,000 infants for methylphenidate and amphetamines, respectively, in the U.S. data.

Stair-Step Protocol Assessed for Time to Ovulation in PCOS

December 11, 2017

The researchers found that the time to ovulation was decreased in the stair-step versus the traditional protocol (23.1 ± 0.9 versus 47.5 ± 6.3 days).

Sugar-Sweetened Drinks and Childhood Asthma Development: What's the Link?

December 11, 2017

The researchers found that comparing quartile 4 versus quartile 1, higher maternal pregnancy intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and total fructose correlated with increased odds of mid-childhood current asthma.

First Flushable Pregnancy Test Cleared for OTC Use

By December 05, 2017

The Lia Pregnancy Test is made with the same plant based fibers as most toilet paper and weighs less than 6 squares of the leading 3-ply toilet paper.

Can MRI Ovarian Morphologic Measurements ID Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

November 29, 2017

The researchers observed significant correlations for all criteria except sphericity index and absence of a dominant follicle with the level of suspicion of PCOS.

Later Seizure Disorder Risks Assessed Following Eclampsia

November 10, 2017

After a pregnancy with eclampsia, a future seizure disorder was significantly more likely (4.58/10,000 person-years) compared with a pregnancy without a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy (0.72/10,000 person-years; crude hazard ratio [HR], 6.09).

Acetaminophen Evaluated for Postoperative Shivering

By October 25, 2017

Results showed that 22.2% and 73.7% experienced shivering postoperative in the acetaminophen and placebo groups, respectively.

Does Breastfeeding Protect Against Future Inflammatory Bowel Conditions?

By October 25, 2017

The researchers found that ever being breastfed was associated with a lower risk of CD and UC (OR 0.71, 95% CI 0.59-0.85 and OR 0.78, 95% CI 0.67-0.91 respectively).

Do U.S. Medication Abortion Practices Follow Evidence-Based Guidelines?

By October 16, 2017

A total of 703 abortion facilities in the U.S. and 94 in Canada were surveyed to estimate the prevalence of medication abortion practices and to compare the regional differences.

Robotically-Assisted Device Cleared for Surgery Use

By October 16, 2017

The device is intended to enhance the accuracy of laparoscopic instruments in manipulation of tissue including grasping, cutting, blunt and sharp dissection, approximation, ligation, electrocautery, suturing, mobilization and retraction in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and laparoscopic gynecological surgery.

ACOG Issues Statement on Safety of Flu Vaccine During Pregnancy

By September 26, 2017

"Scientifically, it is unclear why this would occur," states Mr. Brown. "In the same study, when vaccination was given either later in the first trimester or in the second or third trimester, there was no association seen with pregnancy loss or any other adverse pregnancy outcomes."

Survey Reveals Change in Pediatrician Attitudes to Breastfeeding

September 20, 2017

However, their confidence in breastfeeding success, managing problems declining

Outcomes Examined for Continuous Glucose Monitoring During Pregnancy

September 18, 2017

Compared with controls, pregnant women with CGM spent more time in target and less time hyperglycemic.

Anxiety Disorders and Maternal, Fetal Outcomes Investigated

September 14, 2017

The researchers observed no correlation for panic disorder or GAD with maternal or neonatal complications of interest, in adjusted models.

Many U.S. Women Think There's No Alternative to Hysterectomy for Fibroids

August 30, 2017

6% didn't first learn about it from their obstetrician-gynecologist; nearly three-quarters (73%) of women who knew about the treatment first heard about it from someone other than their obstetrician-gynecologist.

Adverse Birth Outcomes Examined by Antiretroviral Tx Regimens

By August 25, 2017

The study authors reported that of the 11,932 infants exposed to HIV, 5780 (48.4%) of them were considered ART exposed from conception.

Delays in Infant Immunization Caused by Info Provided During Pregnancy

August 22, 2017

Seventy-three percent of infants whose mothers only got positive information had their babies vaccinated on time. But only 57% of babies whose mothers heard only negative information got their vaccines on schedule.