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July 2020 | Vol 65 No 07

Though theoretical, the threat of aerosolized viral particles places health care providers at risk. Certain safety measures can be taken. View the full, peer-reviewed article, and more, in this month's edition of Contemporary OB/GYN.

Now is the time for over-the-counter hormonal contraception

July 09, 2020

“This wouldn’t have happened if I was still in Brazil!” exclaimed my patient.

Shoulder dystocia: The unpredictable nightmare

July 09, 2020

This case involves induction of labor for a suspected large for gestational age (LGA) baby in a mother with a normal antepartum course.

Early menopause and cardiovascular disease

July 09, 2020

The authors noted that, although recent guidelines embrace using history of menopause before age 40 to refine atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk assessments in middle-aged women, “robust data on cardio-vascular disease risk in this population is lacking.”

Did delay in bladder repair cause urologic issues?

July 08, 2020

Allegations in this complex case include negligence in performing laparoscopic hysterectomy and delaying treatment of bladder injury.

Improving risk outcomes: Invasive breast cancer after DCIS

July 08, 2020

Women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) may experience higher risk of developing invasive breast cancer (IBC) and of death from breast cancer than the general population, according to new research.

NIH launches clinical trials network to test COVID-19 vaccines and prevention strategies

July 08, 2020

This new network aims to enroll thousands of volunteers in trials testing investigational vaccines and monoclonal antibodies to fight COVID-19.

Aromatase inhibitors for climacteric symptoms in women with breast cancer

July 08, 2020

New research shows that, in postmenopausal women undergoing hormone therapy for breast cancer, aromatase inhibitors (AIs) lead to a reduction in climacteric symptoms and significantly improved quality of life.

Risk factors for candidiasis

July 07, 2020

Candida albicans is the most common etiology for VCC and this study looked at what factors are associated with its molecular detection.

Inducing labor to reduce stillbirths

July 07, 2020

A nationwide study by Swedish researchers suggests that inducing labor at no later than 41 weeks could be one of the few interventions that reduce stillbirths.

Opioid use in women with endometriosis

July 07, 2020

Nearly two-thirds of women newly diagnosed with endometriosis filled an opioid prescription within the first year, according to a US population-based claims study.

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