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

Generic Generess Fe Chew Tabs Approved

Lupin has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Kaitlib Fe Chewable Tablets (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol and ferrous fumarate), the generic version of Warner Chilcott's Generess Fe Chewable Tablets.

Folic Acid Supplements Linked to Diabetes Risk

Folic acid (FA) consumption in the first trimester is associated with increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to research published online in Diabetes Care.

What Effect has Texas' Planned Parenthood Exclusion had?

Exclusion of the Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas is associated with a reduction in the provision of contraception, according to a study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.

CDC Updates Interim Zika Virus Guidelines for Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age

Serologic testing for Zika virus has been recommended in asymptomatic pregnant women, who have traveled to, or reside in, areas of ongoing transmission.

Does Betamethasone Reduce Neonatal Complications for Women at Risk of Late Preterm Delivery?

For women at risk for late preterm delivery, betamethasone administration reduces the rate of neonatal respiratory complications, according to a study published online Feb. 4 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research was published to coincide with the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, held from February 1 to 6 in Atlanta.

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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