Study reveals link between opioid dosage and spontaneous preterm birth risk
Recent research highlighted an association between the total dose of prescribed opioids during pregnancy and the heightened risk of spontaneous preterm birth, emphasizing the need for judicious opioid use in pain management for expectant mothers.
Assessing Onclarity HPV assay safety and efficacy for cervical cancer screening
A recent study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the Onclarity HPV assay in detecting high-grade cervical disease, presenting findings on its comparability to predicate assays and potential for cost-saving benefits in screening practices.
Open vs minimally invasive hysterectomy outcomes with enhanced recovery after surgery
Discover how immediate postoperative symptom burden varies between open and minimally invasive hysterectomies under enhanced recovery after surgery protocols, shedding light on recovery disparities in gynecologic surgery.
Gender disparity in physical activity and mortality risk
A recent study revealed that physical activity confers greater reductions in all-cause and cardiovascular mortality risk among women compared to men, emphasizing the importance of closing the gender gap in exercise participation.
IVF deemed safe for obese women
Discover key findings from a comprehensive study on in vitro fertilization outcomes among women with obesity, shedding light on the importance of equitable access to fertility treatment regardless of body mass index.
Asthma in pregnancy: Risks to newborns unveiled
New meta-analysis reveals heightened risks of major congenital malformations and respiratory distress syndrome in infants born to mothers with asthma, underlining the importance of proactive management during pregnancy.
Study finds relugolix-CT Improves HMB in Black women
Recent research highlights the efficacy and safety of relugolix combination therapy in managing uterine fibroid-associated heavy menstrual bleeding specifically among Black women, demonstrating outcomes comparable to the broader population.
Contemporary OB/GYN week in review: maternal syphilis, abortion laws, and more
Review some of the top stories from the Contemporary OB/GYN website over the last week, and catch up on anything you may have missed.
Stroke risk increased 3-fold by hypertension before age 35 in Black women
New research from ISC 2024 reveals an increase in stroke risk for Black women with treatment-resistant hypertension before age 35, underscoring critical disparities in healthcare.
CDC data reveals surge in maternal syphilis rates
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest report unveils a 222% rise in maternal syphilis cases per 100,000 live births from 2016 to 2022, with increases observed across racial, age, and perinatal care groups nationwide.
Unifying radical hysterectomy classifications with the Querleu-Morrow
Explore how the latest research underscores the efficacy of the 2017 Querleu-Morrow classification in defining radical hysterectomy extent, shedding light on surgical terminologies for cervical cancer management.
Cefepime–Taniborbactam outperforms meropenem in treating complicated UTI
A recent study demonstrated the superior efficacy of cefepime–taniborbactam over meropenem for managing complicated urinary tract infections, suggesting a promising treatment option amid rising antibiotic resistance challenges.
How GDM impacts outcomes in singleton vs twin pregnancies
Recent research delves into the repercussions of gestational diabetes mellitus on both maternal and perinatal health, shedding light on its effects in both singleton and twin pregnancies.
Impact of maternal tobacco use on child neurocognitive development
Discover how maternal tobacco usage during pregnancy affects memory and language skills in children aged 9 to 12 years, as revealed by a comprehensive cohort study.
Safely evaluating penicillin allergy with 2-step Graded Oral Challenge
Recent findings revealed the efficacy and safety of the 2-step Graded Oral Challenge method in assessing penicillin allergy risk, offering a promising approach for improved patient care and antibiotic stewardship in low-risk individuals.
Unveiling the impact of hCG on pregnancy outcomes
Delve into the intricate correlation between human chorionic gonadotropin levels during pregnancy and various adverse outcomes, shedding light on its multifaceted role in maternal-fetal health.
Decreased adolescent pregnancy and sexual health care during COVID-19 pandemic
Adolescent pregnancy and sexual health care utilization declined during the COVID-19 pandemic, indicating significant disruptions in reproductive health services for young females, as highlighted in a recent study published in Pediatrics.
Unveiling endocrine disruptors in menstrual products
A comprehensive investigation uncovers the pervasive presence of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in menstrual hygiene items, potentially impacting gynecological and reproductive health.
Ultrasound method enhances preterm birth risk assessment
A novel ultrasound technique allows for early and accurate prediction of preterm birth risk, potentially revolutionizing prenatal care for first-time pregnant women.
Exploring the intersection of heart health and women's health
Delve into the dialogue surrounding women's cardiovascular health with Natalie Bello, MD, MPH, FACC, as she sheds light on the significance of American Heart Month and the impact of pregnancy on cardiovascular risk factors.
Impact of abortion laws on OBGYN residency applications
Recent research suggests strict abortion laws may deter applicants to obstetrics and gynecology residency programs, with implications for medical education and workforce diversity.
Contemporary OB/GYN week in review: placenta accreta spectrum, PCOS, and more
Study links pregnancy knowledge to opposition of abortion restriction laws
Recent research suggests that a deeper understanding of pregnancy correlates with a greater likelihood of opposing legislation limiting abortion access, shedding light on the role of education in shaping public opinion on reproductive rights.
Study on PCOS and suicide risk reveals correlation
A recent study revealed an 8.47-fold increased risk of suicide attempts among individuals with polycystic ovary syndrome, prompting the need for proactive mental health management in patients and improved tools for assessing health-related quality-of-life.
Nipocalimab granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for HDFN
Nipocalimab, a monoclonal antibody targeting maternal alloantibodies, has received FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for treating severe hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn.
Exploring maternal body mass index and perinatal health
Uncover the impact of maternal pre-pregnancy BMI on perinatal outcomes as elucidated by a multi-study investigation, shedding light on strategies to mitigate obstetric and neonatal risks through weight management.
Maternal cortisol linked to birth complications
A study revealed a correlation between maternal cortisol levels, stress, and adverse birth outcomes, shedding light on potential implications for perinatal health.
Study finds social inequity reduces neuraxial analgesia use in labor
A recent study highlighted how racial disparities, exacerbated by structural racism, impact the administration of neuraxial analgesia during labor, underscoring the need for interventions to address social inequity in maternal health care access.
Study finds increased STI risk among transgender women with HIV
A recent study found that transgender women with HIV face elevated risks of bacterial sexually transmitted infections, emphasizing the need for tailored interventions and further research to address the distinct challenges faced by this population.
Urodynamics and the role of lidocaine
Explore the potential benefits and considerations of utilizing intraurethral lidocaine jelly during urodynamic studies for bladder testing, as we delve into research findings on patient discomfort, voiding metrics, and diagnostic precision.
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