Using hormone therapies for menopause
At the 2023 ACOG Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting, Gloria Richard-Davis MD, MBA, NCMP, FACOG, discussed the importance of using hormone therapies to treat menopause symptoms.
Vaccine equity for pregnant and postpartum people
At the 2023 ACOG Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting, methods of reducing disparities in vaccinations among pregnant and postpartum people were discussed.
Substance use in women’s health
At the 2023 ACOG Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting, details on substance use disorder were provided, including methods of treatment and the screening process for women.
Social media impact on PCOS
At the 2023 ACOG Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting, the impact of social media on polycystic ovary syndrome diagnosis and treatment was discussed.
Curcumin not effective against implant bleeding
In a recent study, patients taking curcumin to prevent bleeding patterns from contraceptive implants reported similar levels of satisfaction as those taking placebo.
Metric for recommending low-dose aspirin prophylaxis
To improve the gap in low-dose aspirin prophylaxis use in patients with risk of preeclampsia after recommendations, experts created a metric.
Fibroid characteristics associated with hemorrhage risk
In a recent study, larger fibroid sizes and location in the lower uterine segment or cervix were associated with greater odds of post partum hemorrhage requiring packed red blood cell transfusion.
How race impacts sedation during abortion care
Lauren Pace, MD, obstetrician-gynecologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, discusses how pain levels are perceived differently in patients receiving an abortion based on race.
At-home HPV kits increase cervical cancer screenings
In a recent study, under-screened patients were more likely to receive cervical cancer screening after receiving at-home high-risk human papillomavirus sampling kits.
Adapting LARC education based on culture
In a recent study, investigators found a need for online education about long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) to be modified based on culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
Uterine fibroid burden based on race and ethnicity
In a recent study, uterine fibroids were significantly associated affecting patient who are Black or Asian-Chinese and over 35 years of age.
Complications from cervical cerclage
When examining studies on cervical cerclage placement and complications, reviewers found complications were most common in physical examination-indicated cerclage and least common in history-indicated cerclage.
Accuracy of the Deep Pelvic Endometriosis Index
In a recent study, the Deep Pelvic Endometriosis Index accurately predicted operating and hospital stay length, along with postoperative complications, in patients with deep pelvic endometriosis.
FDA advisory panel backs over-the-counter birth control pill
In a unanimous vote, norgestrel (Opill; HRA Pharma) has been backed by an FDA advisory panel as an over-the-counter birth control pill.
Hormone therapy and bone mineral density
In a recent study, an increase in lumbar spine bone mineral density was found in patients receiving hormone therapy, even after therapy was discontinued.
How pregnancy intention impacts odds of pregnancy
In a recent study, women trying to become pregnant were more likely to experience pregnancy after 12 months than women contemplating pregnancy and women not trying or contemplating pregnancy.
Maternal stress and offspring type 1 diabetes risk
In a recent study, offspring were more likely to develop type 1 diabetes if they were born to mothers diagnosed with depression or anxiety during pregnancy.
First successful in-utero brain surgery performed
A case of vein of Galen malformation has been successfully treated through brain surgery in the uterus, reducing the risk of life-long adverse outcomes.
How obstetric hospitalists impact maternal disparities
OB Hospitalist Group has released data indicating disparities in maternal care because patient race is reduced by care from obstetric hospitalists.
Medication for opioid use disorder based on race, age, insurance
The CDC has released a report on data collected by the Maternal and Infant Network to Understand Outcomes Associated with Medication for Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy, indicating medication for opioid use disorder is more often given to individuals who are White, older, and have private insurance.
Maternal hypothyroidism outcomes on fetal cardiac function
In a recent study, cardiac remodeling and overall function alterations were seen in fetuses with maternal hypothyroidism.
Neonatal outcomes of maternal fever from epidural analgesia
In a recent study, maternal fever was more common in patients who received epidural analgesia and was associated with adverse neonatal outcomes.
Outcomes of traumatic brain injury during pregnancy
In a recent study, cesarean section was more common in women with a traumatic brain injury during pregnancy, especially during the third trimester.
Treating genitourinary syndrome of menopause in breast cancer survivors
Multiple hormonal and non-hormonal therapies are available for treating genitourinary syndrome of menopause in breast cancer survivors, but combination therapies are the most effective.
Efficacy of interventions for women-based cancer screenings
In a recent study, patients receiving interventions designed to increase adherence to screenings for breast, cervical, or colorectal cancers were more likely to be up to date on any or all screenings.
Improving health and function in midlife
In a recent study, midlife patients with improved physical component scores saw reductions in back pain, stiffness, forgetfulness, and other factors associated with health and function.
Study looks at legislator positions on abortion based on financial support
A recent study indicated that receiving donations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ national political action committee did not lead to shifts in legislators’ positions on abortion from 2012 to 2022.
Contraceptive use before and after the Affordable Care Act
In a recent study, the association between employment status and contraceptive use observed in a period before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was not found in a post-ACA period.
Esketamine with epidural anesthesia for cesarean delivery
In a recent study, differences in pain for women taking esketamine alongside epidural anesthesia for cesarean delivery compared with placebo were not clinically meaningful, showing a need for further research.
Variability in fetal resuscitation between care centers
In a recent study, centers performing open spina bifida repair saw variations in policies for fetal resuscitation.
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