March 23rd 2023
The patient, referred to as the “New York patient,” was treated with stem cells from cord blood, and has remained HIV-free in her blood since her transplant in 2017.
March 10th 2023
Is HPV screening for cervical cancer predictive of risk of anal cancer?June 25th 2019
A new systematic review sheds light on whether routine cervical cancer screening results might predict anal HPV16 infection, anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL), and anal cancer
HPV test vs Pap: Which is better for cervical cancer screening?January 15th 2019
Although human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has decreased cervical cancer morbidity and mortality, secondary prevention through screening remains an important strategy. PLUS: Does being black influence hysterectomy route and outcomes? ALSO: Syphilis in pregnancy on the rise.
Does HPV vaccination affect teens’ sexual behavior?October 30th 2018
Results of a new population-based study in the setting of school-based immunization and education cast doubt on speculation that teens who receive HPV vaccination practice unsafe sex. PLUS: Does 3D mammography detect more breast cancers? ALSO: Can weight loss reduce breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women?
How often are opioids dispensed to women after vaginal delivery?September 4th 2018
Physicians are looking for ways to reduce unnecessary prescribing of opioids and dispensing after vaginal delivery may represent a source of over-prescription, according to a recently published study. PLUS: Can marijuana pass into mother's milk? ALSO: How do race and ethnicity impact HPV vaccine completion rates?
Can ERAS reduce postoperative opioid dependence?August 7th 2018
To fight the opioid epidemic, ob/gyns, like all physicians, are looking for ways to help prevent substance use disorders and enhanced recovery programs (ERAS) could play a role. PLUS: Are EDs screening adolescents with PID for HIV, syphilis? ALSO: Results of a new retrospective study show that a woman’s race may impact how likely she is to have a myomectomy-and alarmingly, whether the procedure is likely to result in morbidity.
Study: Candidiasis drug increases risk of spontaneous abortionJune 26th 2018
An analysis by Danish investigators published in JAMA shows that taking oral fluconazole during pregnancy is associated with a significant increased risk of spontaneous abortion. Plus: What persuades parents to vaccinate for HPV? Also: Does prenatal exposure to lithium increase risk of congenital malformations?