Coadministering Tdap, Flu Vaccines in Pregnancy

Coadministering tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) and influenza vaccines appears safe in pregnancy.

Review: Treatments for PMDD

An in-depth review of the safety and efficacy of treatments for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) has been published.

Ginger for Primary Dysmenorrhea

Ginger is effective for reducing pain in individuals with primary dysmenorrhea, according to a recent review.

Mothers Not Receiving Advice From Clinicians

Many new mothers do not receive advice from clinicians on infant care or receive advice from healthcare professionals or family members that is not consistent with recommendations and guidelines.

ADHD Drug for Menopause-Related Cognitive Issues

A drug indicated for the treatment of ADHD and binge eating disorder also helped women with executive functions related to menopause.

Small PPHN Risk With SSRIs

While a new study suggests that use of antidepressants in late pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), the absolute risk is small and the risk increase appears to be less than previous studies have suggested.

Codeine Rx to Postpartum Women Drops

A new study reports that a significant reduction in the rate of dispensing of codeine to postpartum women was observed following public health advisories from the FDA and Health Canada on potentially life-threatening adverse effects in infants of breastfeeding mothers taking codeine.

Severe "Morning Sickness" and ADHD Risk

In utero exposure to hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is linked to a three-fold increase in risk of a neurodevelopmental diagnosis such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), reports the first study to examine this relationship.

News

CDC Reveals Smoking Rates Amongst Pregnant Women in U.S.

The rate of smoking during pregnancy is about 8.4%, with greater prevalence among women aged 20 to 24 years, according to a report published by the National Center for Health Statistics.

Maternal Nutrition in Pregnancy Tied to Offspring Health

Mothers' vitamin B12 levels in early pregnancy may impact children's cardiometabolic risk factors at age 5 years, according to a study published in the BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

Elagolix Demonstrates Efficacy in 2nd Phase 3 Endometriosis Study

AbbVie and Neurocrine Biosciences announced positive top-line results from the second of two replicate Phase 3 clinical trials of Elagolix in premenopausal women with endometriosis-associated pain.

Do Benefits Out-Weight Risks for Transvaginal Mesh

For women with vaginal prolapse, mesh repair is associated with mixed outcomes, according to a review published online in The Cochrane Library.

Antidepressants Exposure Linked to Postpartum Hemorrhage

Exposure to serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors in late pregnancy is associated with increased risk of postpartum hemorrhage, according to a study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Case Studies

Drug Likely Culprit in STEMI in Female Patient

Drug Likely Culprit in STEMI in Female Patient

Leuprolide, a gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist has been linked to ischemic heart disease and angina in men but a few cases have been reported in women. A case study in Case Reports in Medicine reports on a premenopausal woman with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) while on leuprolide therapy.

Multiple Drug Interaction in Patient Taking Antipsychotic, Other Routine Meds

Multiple Drug Interaction in Patient Taking Antipsychotic, Other Routine Meds

A case study highlights the risk of a multiple drug interaction in a patient who experienced elevated clozapine blood levels, eosinophilia, and pericarditis with pericardial effusion when she was administered clozapine while also receiving antifungal treatments and oral contraceptives (OCs).

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome in Pregnant Woman

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome in Pregnant Woman

Syndrome should be considered in pregnant women with intractable nausea relieved by bathing

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