Ob/Gyn

Vitamin D and Reproductive Treatment Outcomes: What's the Link?

November 17, 2017

The researchers found that live birth was more likely in women replete with vitamin D versus those with vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency.

Psychostimulant Use Linked to Preeclampsia, Preterm Birth

November 15, 2017

Small increased relative risk of preeclampsia, preterm birth; absolute risk increases are small

Antibiotic Combo for Cesarean Prophylaxis Linked to Better Maternal Outcomes

November 14, 2017

Improved maternal outcomes when azithromycin is added to cephalosporin for infection prophylaxis

FDA Approves New Version of Gonal-f Prefilled Pen

By November 13, 2017

GONAL-f (follitropin alfa injection) is a recombinant human follicle-stimulating hormone (r-hFSH) approved for the treatment female infertility and a rare form of male infertility.

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).

IUD Use and Cervical Cancer Risk: What's the Link?

By November 09, 2017

The data showed women who used IUD had a lower occurrence of cervical cancer (odds ratio [OR] 0.64, 95% CI: 0.53-0.77).

Postmenopausal Estradiol May Protect Against Effects of Stress

November 03, 2017

The researchers found that the women assigned to estradiol exhibited blunted cortisol responses to CPT compared with the women in the placebo group (P=0.017) and lesser negative effects of stress on working memory (P=0.048).

Long-Term Efficacy Data Show Sustained Pelvic Pain Reduction With Elagolix

By November 01, 2017

No new safety concerns were identified with elagolix use for the 12-month treatment period

ACOG: Committee Opinion on Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

October 27, 2017

Issues include limited knowledge about available tests, difficulty interpreting results, lack of oversight

ACOG: Recommendations for LARC Initiation and Management

October 26, 2017

Insertion of IUD should be offered after first-trimester uterine aspiration, on same day as abortion

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).

SMFM Issues Recommendations on Managing Hepatitis C in Pregnancy

By October 19, 2017

The recommendations will be published in the November issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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.

First-in-Class Oral Tx for Uterine Fibroids One Step Closer to Approval

By October 10, 2017

Ulipristal acetate is a selective progesterone receptor modulator which acts directly on the progesterone receptors in the endometrium, uterine fibroids, and the pituitary gland.

Maternal Multivitamin Use and Autism Spectrum Disorder: What's the Link?

October 05, 2017

Lower odds of offspring autism spectrum disorder with or without additional iron or folic acid

Oral Contraceptives

October 05, 2017

Progestin and estrogen content of oral contraceptives (birth control pills) chart.

Updated HCV Guidance Focuses on Additional Patient Populations

By October 03, 2017

The updates include a primer on HCV resistance and guidance on treating patients who have undergone kidney transplantation.

CombiPatch, Minivelle Patches No Longer in Shortage

By October 03, 2017

Noven announced that CombiPatch (estradiol/norethindrone acetate transdermal system) and Minivelle (estradiol transdermal system) are now readily available following a temporary product shortage.

CDC: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit 'Record High' in U.S.

By September 26, 2017

The majority of syphilis infections are seen particularly in gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), of which half are also diagnosed with HIV.

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."

HPV Vaccination May Protect Fertility for Some Women

By September 20, 2017

The data indicated little association between vaccination in females (FR 0.98, 95% CI: 0.90, 1.08) or males (FR 1.07, 95% CI: 0.79, 1.46) and fecundability.

Survey Reveals Change in Pediatrician Attitudes to Breastfeeding

September 20, 2017

However, their confidence in breastfeeding success, managing problems declining

Prophylactic Antibiotic Course Post C-Section May Reduce SSI Rate

September 20, 2017

The researchers found that the overall rate of SSI was 10.9% in the cohort. Overall, 6.4 and 15.4% of women in the cephalexin-metronidazole and placebo groups, respectively, were diagnosed with SSI (relative risk, 0.41).

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.

Single-Dose Oral Therapy for Bacterial Vaginosis Gets Approval

By September 18, 2017

The approval was based on two randomized, placebo-controlled studies which evaluated the efficacy of Solosec in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis.

Does Prenatal Biologic Therapy for IBD Affect Infant Vaccine Response?

By September 18, 2017

In addition, the researchers assayed umbilical cord blood samples from 33 infants to assess the concentration of biologic agents.

Experts Concerned About Study that Links Flu Vaccine to Spontaneous Abortion

By September 14, 2017

Overall, the study points to an association between spontaneous abortion and influenza vaccination receipt in the past 28 days. This link, however, proved significant only among those vaccinated in the previous season with the pH1N1-containing vaccine.

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.