Major points and concepts to consider when offering pan-ethnic expanded carrier testing

September 17, 2020

The following points summarize information from a Joint Statement of the Perinatal Quality Foundation, ACMG, ACOG, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), and the National Society of Genetic Counselors on “points to consider” when performing expanded carrier screening in reproductive medicine.

Study links focal adenomyosis and primary infertility

September 17, 2020

A new study by French investigators shows that adenomyosis confined to the outer myometrium is associated with primary infertility—but not more diffuse disease.

FDA safety alert: Efficacy concerns for a combination therapy in breast cancer treatment

September 16, 2020

Officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety alert on Sept. 8 about potential efficacy and safety concerns with Tecentriq in combination with Paclitaxel for breast cancer treatment.

S2E3: Providing quality care for transgender and nonbinary patients

September 16, 2020

Halley Crissman, MD, MPH, and Daphna Stroumsa, MD, MPH, MSC, discuss ways in which ob/gyns can provide high-quality care for transgender and nonbinary people assigned female sex at birth.

AstraZeneca resumes COVID-19 vaccine trial

September 15, 2020

AstraZeneca announced that the Phase 3 trial of AZD1222 has been resumed following an adverse patient reaction.

Virtual care: How telemedicine came to the forefront

September 15, 2020

Telemedicine is rewriting the rules of care delivery.

Study finds myomectomy at cesarean section can be performed safely

September 15, 2020

Although myomectomy may prolong the operative time and the postoperative hospital stay, there are numerous potential benefits including avoiding a follow-up operation to remove uterine fibroids.

Guide to effective virtual visits during COVID-19

September 15, 2020

As the pandemic forces health care to adapt, virtual Well Woman visits can be offered as a safe approach to timely care.

A case for improved carrier screening

September 14, 2020

Expanded carrier screening addresses limitations in historical ethnic-based screenings, including potential racial and ethnic bias.

The diagnosis of the infertile couple

September 14, 2020

This peer-reviewed article discusses the main causes of infertility, including tubal disease, uterine factor, cervical factor, and ovulatory dysfunction and anovulation.

Physician burnout and self-care

September 14, 2020

During the pandemic, physician self-care and organizational efforts to protect physician wellbeing are vital to maintaining a healthy and able workforce, which in turn enables a strong response to the ongoing health crisis.

Mechanisms of drug resistance to T. vaginalis

September 14, 2020

For the literature review, the authors searched PubMed, ScienceDirect and Embase for English language articles on drug resistance, with 58 articles for inclusion.

HIFU treatment for fibroids does not increase risk for pelvic adhesions

September 14, 2020

High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for the treatment of uterine fibroids may not significantly increase the risk of pelvic adhesions.

Reasons young women choose a particular contraceptive method

September 14, 2020

An overwhelming 84% of young women in the United States who reported using contraception chose their method based on factors other than provider recommendation, according to a survey.

Fracture risk in transgender women after gender-confirming surgery

September 11, 2020

The authors said bone health is an important issue for transgender women; however, results of bone status after gender-confirming surgery are conflicting.