New study analyzes NICU utilization trends

July 02, 2020

NICU utilization trends have yet to be thoroughly investigated.

Managing paperwork and patient care with virtual scribes

June 24, 2020

With virtual scribes, your practice could reduce physician workload and increase revenue. Read more for details from Medical Economics’ insightful article.

Endometriosis and dysmenorrhea in transmasculine adolescents

June 23, 2020

The first study to characterize endometriosis in transmasculine individuals has concluded that evaluation for endometriosis with dysmenorrhea is limited in this unique population

Juneteenth: Celebrating Black women in obstetrics and gynecology

June 19, 2020

June 19, 1865, also known as Juneteenth, celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. On this day nearly 160 years ago, Union troops arrived in Galveston, TX to announce the end of the Civil War and the emancipation of slavery in the United States.

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine consult series #49 on cesarean scar pregnancy

June 11, 2020

Cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a complication in which an early pregnancy implants in the scar from a prior cesarean delivery. Incidence and recognition of this condition appear to have increased over the past two decades, perhaps due to high worldwide cesarean delivery rates. The clinical presentation is variable, and many women are asymptomatic at presentation. CSP can be difficult to diagnose in a timely fashion. Ultrasound is the primary imaging modality for CSP diagnosis. Expectantly managed CSP is associated with high rates of severe maternal morbidity such as hemorrhage, placenta accreta spectrum (PAS), and uterine rupture. Given these substantial risks, pregnancy termination is recommended after CSP diagnosis. Several surgical and medical treatments have been described for this disorder, but at this time, optimal management remains uncertain.

Does endometriosis increase risk of unfavorable obstetric outcomes?

May 08, 2020

An evaluation of evidence has concluded that the two most statistically significant unfavorable obstetric outcomes in women with endometriosis are placenta previa and preterm birth (PTB).

Video Series: Dr. Dotters-Katz weighs in on COVID-19 in pregnancy

May 05, 2020

Dr. Sarah Dotters-Katz is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and obstetrician and gynecologist at Duke Health in Durham, N.C. One of her research interests is clinical infectious diseases and how they impact pregnancy.

PTB and STIs in pregnant adolescents

April 30, 2020

New research suggests that certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as Trichomonas vaginalis and Neisseria gonorrhea, may contribute to a higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes and preterm birth (PTB) in adolescents.

Genetic associations with PCOS

April 29, 2020

A new study suggests that polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be linked to the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and the Hippo pathways.