A study looks at a possible connection between dilatation and curettage (D&C) and preterm birth.
Judith M. Orvos, ELS
New research looks at the possibility that women who were themselves born prematurely are at greater risk of delivering their children prematurely. Also research on how much women worry about the genetic risks of their breast cancer and a new algorithm for stratifying breast cancer prevention.
In the latest volley in the ongoing controversy regarding the safety of some forms of hysterectomy, the country’s largest insurer will soon begin requiring prior authorization for many of the procedures. The action, taken by UnitedHealthCare, takes effect April 6, 2015 and does not apply to outpatient vaginal surgeries.
Contemporary OB/GYN provides information on the latest research on the possibility of a link between cardiovascular disease and spontaneous preterm birth; whether or not contraceptive expiration dates might be conservative; and helping answer the question of whether or not the HPV vaccine causes more sexual activity.
Contemporary OB/GYN provides information on the latest research from SMFM's annual Pregnancy Meeting.
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.