Vol 66 No 3

March

Snapshot: Protocol 3 - Opioid Use, Misuse, and Addiction in Pregnancy and Postpartum

March 12, 2021

In this protocol, Terplan reviews screening for substance use and diagnosis and management of addiction during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum. The information is presented against the backdrop of the current opioid crisis. Tables on medication choice and protocols and on risk and protective factors for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) are included.

A Missed Opportunity

March 11, 2021

A major missed opportunity. Decades of effort including the development of guidance and implementation by individuals, groups, professional organizations, even the United States Congress, to address and facilitate inclusion of pregnant and lactating people in research and trials held no sway in the studies addressing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019) pandemic.

Inflammatory mediators and pain in endometriosis

February 04, 2021

For treating inflammatory pain in endometriosis, inflammatory factors that promote angiogenesis and neuroangiogenesis are encouraging targets, according to a systematic review in the journal Biomedicines.

Menopausal symptoms associated with premature ovarian insufficiency

February 04, 2021

A prospective study from the People’s Republic of China has concluded that menopausal symptoms in women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) were significantly higher than in women with natural menopause.

Opioids and Obstetrics: Substance use disorders in pregnancy

January 27, 2021

Rates of pregnancy complications due to opioid use disorder quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, according to data from Townsel’s presentation, which resulted in four times as many infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in 2014 than in 1999.

Rally for Maternal Health

January 26, 2021

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) is encouraging all its members to weave advocacy for maternal health and lives into their everyday work, even with the smallest steps, during its 41st Annual Pregnancy Meeting, being held virtually this week.

Contraceptive counseling via volunteer reproductive health educators

January 19, 2021

Initiation of more effective contraception occurred more often among patients who were seen by a volunteer reproductive health educator during routine visits at a resident obstetrics and gynecology clinic, according to a study published in Maternal and Child Health Journal.