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A study appearing in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) April 2013 issue details a model to help predict when a women will experience her final menstrual period (FMP).
Stillbirth or preterm birth may dramatically increase a woman’s risk of developing a blood clot immediately postpartum, according to the results of a large, population-based study appearing on the website of Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).
A mammogram showing an abnormal finding can result in stress and anxiety for as long as 3 years for some women, even if the finding is determined to be a “false positive,” according to a study that appeared in the March/April issue of The Annals of Family Medicine.
A study focusing on gender-based differences in gynecologic knowledge among college students has found that college men have less gynecologic knowledge than do college women.
A study supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of more than 2000 women shows that stressful life events increase the risk of stillbirth. The findings, published in The American Journal of Epidemiology, point to a need for ob/gyns to include counseling about stress in prenatal care.
Sexual abuse and neglect are unique predictors of subsequent teen childbirth. This is the conclusion of a study published online by the journal Pediatrics on March 25, 2013.
A new rapid test for Group B Streptococcus (GBS) provides reliable results in hours, compared with traditional culture that takes days.
Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune chronic inflammatory intestinal disease that, uniquely, has a known inciting agent—gluten. Ob/gyns are most likely to encounter women with CD presenting with abdominal and pelvic pain. Irritable bowel syndrome and endometriosis are commonly part of the differential diagnosis.
Women in early pregnancy and those attempting conception are often concerned with altering their lifestyles to achieve and maintain a healthy pregnancy. Patients often ask ob/gyns for recommendations about caffeine intake, exercise, alcohol consumption, and use of artificial sweeteners. In addition to quantity, the question of timing arises: When is the appropriate time for a woman to alter her lifestyle—before conception or after pregnancy is established?