In case you missed it: Feb. 22 to Feb. 26

It was a very busy week for the Contemporary OB/GYN team.

This week’s top articles included:

Transdermal estrogen therapy and resistance training in postmenopausal women

“Women show an accelerated loss of muscle mass around menopause, possibly related to the decline in estrogen,” wrote the authors.

Expanding scope of noninvasive prenatal testing

“Our results can further inform the debate on the future uses of NIPT and future policy of its implementation,” said co-principal investigator Hazar Haidar, PhD, a lecturer in bioethics at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montréal, Canada.

Sonographic abnormalities in pregnancies after IVF

Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) is not associated with a difference in risk of fetal anomaly detected on mid-trimester anatomical survey, according to a study.

Clinico-pathological assessment of post-cesarean section abdominal wall endometriosis

A study of 30 women who had their post-cesarean section abdominal wall endometriomas (AWE) surgically removed found that the main symptom for detection and for surgery in two-thirds of cases was cyclic pain, whereas 13.3% of patients had no symptoms.

More Research and Screening for STIs Needed to Improve Worldwide Maternal and Neonatal Health

A narrative review identified gaps in knowledge and considerations for informing sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening guidelines and treatment to improve the health of pregnant women and children.