ACOG

Earlier Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Is Linked to Preterm Birth

May 13, 2014

New research shows that obstetricians may need to rethink how they screen certain patients for gestational diabetes mellitus.

Use of Noninvasive PAMG-1 Is Cost-Beneficial in Certain Situations

May 01, 2014

New research shows when it’s cost-effective to use placental alpha-microglobulin-1 over pooling, nitrazine, and ferning for diagnosing premature rupture of membranes.

The Decline of the Preferred Approach to Hysterectomy

April 29, 2014

Vaginal hysterectomies are associated with superior patient outcomes and cost less than other methods of hysterectomy. So why is their rate of use declining?

Uterine Perforation Rates for Levonorgestrel and Copper IUDs

April 29, 2014

A second-prize paper presented at ACOG 2014 evaluates the risk of uterine perforation for levonorgestrel IUDs and copper IUDs and reports an unexpected finding.

Brush Up on Your Suturing Skills for Cesarean Deliveries

April 29, 2014

Skin closure after a cesarean delivery is quicker with the use of staples, but are patients satisfied with the results of this closure method?

Gestational Weight Gain and Preterm Birth Are Linked in Twin Pregnancies

April 29, 2014

New research presented at ACOG 2014 shows that inadequate weight gain in the second trimester is an independent risk factor for spontaneous preterm birth.

First Prize Paper Shows Solution for Painful Sex in Breast Cancer Survivors

April 27, 2014

Vaginal atrophy doesn’t have to be a life sentence of painful sex. New research describes a solution for dyspareunia that can take sex from “painful” to “comfortable.”

Ob/Gyns Should Offer Long Acting Reversible Contraception First to Lower Unintended Pregnancy Rates

May 09, 2013

The Contraceptive CHOICE Project, a research study at Washington University in St. Louis, found that offering long-acting, reversible contraception (LARC) to women first, citing its low-failure rates, reduced rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion and increased continuation rates.

Improving Uterine Artery Embolization Outcomes in Infertility Patients

May 09, 2013

Uterine artery embolization for fibroids results in a tremendous reduction in menorrhagia. But while complication rates are low, up to 15% of patients are readmitted for indications like pain, bleeding and infection.

Improved Methods of Egg Preservation and Counseling Patients Seeking to Delay Conception

May 09, 2013

In October 2012, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine announced it no longer considers oocyte freezing experimental. This raises complex questions about how to counsel patients who wish to preserve eggs for social indications.