Novel engineered cytokine plus pembrolizumab to treat ovarian cancer

November 24, 2020

Heavily pretreated ovarian cancer patients who received a combination therapy of a novel engineered interleukin-2 (IL-2) cytokine plus pembrolizumab achieved an acceptable safety profile, according to a small cohort of an ongoing phase 1/2 trial.

First enhanced recovery after surgery guideline for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

November 23, 2020

The first Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) guideline for standardizing and optimizing perioperative care for women undergoing minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS) has been published in The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology.

Vitamin K’s impact on bone mineral density and osteoporosis shows mixed results

November 19, 2020

A literature review has concluded that, although some studies find that vitamin K might increase bone mineral density (BMD) and reduce fracture risk in people with osteoporosis, the potential benefits of vitamin K supplements are not sufficiently supported.

Rising rates of high blood pressure complications in pregnancy

November 19, 2020

An analysis of CDC data presented at American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2020 suggests rates of high blood pressure complications during pregnancy nearly doubled during a period lasting from 2008-2017.

S2E7: Surgeons Panel: The state of gynecologic surgery

November 18, 2020

In this episode of Pap Talk, Contemporary OB/GYN Deputy Editor Jon I. Einarsson, MD, MPH, PhD, moderates a discussion with Robert K. Zurawin, MD, and Gaby Moawad, MD, on the new and existing surgical technologies and techniques available in ob/gyn.

Maternal COVID-19 infection and placental abnormality

November 17, 2020

Findings from a retrospective study by researchers from NYU suggest that women with COVID-19 in pregnancy have an increased risk of placental abnormalities, regardless of whether their infection is symptomatic.