Contemporary OB/GYN provides information on the latest research from SMFM's annual Pregnancy Meeting.
Judith M. Orvos, ELS
A first-of-its-kind prospective study by researchers from Australia shows that women who have operative deliveries may be at increased risk of dyspareunia during the postpartum period.
The 7th annual March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card shows that in 2013, the preterm birth rate fell to its lowest in 17 years—11.5%--meeting Healthy People 2020 goals. That number, however, still earns a “C” grade from the organization, which has set a goal of 9.6% of all live births by 2020.
More than 30% of injuries during robotic surgery are related to operator error or robot failure but the majority of problems are not associated with the technology. So says a retrospective review of complications of robotic surgery reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database. The findings were presented at the 42nd AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Washington, DC.
Panelists Leila V. Adamyan, MD, Alan H. DeCherney, MD, and Linda M. Nicoll, MD, went 1 for 2 during the “Stump the Professors” session at the 42nd AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Washington, DC.
Six states received an “A” grade on the March of Dimes’s 2013 Premature Birth Report Card but the country overall achieved only a “C.” That is despite a drop in rates of preterm birth for the sixth consecutive year.