In case you missed it: Jan. 17 to Jan. 21

Here's what you missed this week from Contemporary OB/GYN®.

The need for a universal endometriosis classification

A literature search revealed there is no international agreement on how to characterize or classify endometriosis.

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Laparoscopic myomectomy vs. open myomectomy for treating uterine fibroids

The authors noted that both primary options for treatment are currently being debated as to their efficacy and safety.

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Autophagy may contribute to endometriosis and uterine fibroids

Autophagy is a controlled lysosomal degradation pathway that protects cells and allows to overcome cell death.

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Breastfeeding reduces women’s risk of CVD

These mothers are approximately 17% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease, 14% less likely to develop coronary heart disease, and 12% less likely to suffer a stroke, the data show.

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Mild to moderate COVID-19 may have no effect on brain of developing fetuses

Study results show that fetal cognitive development in the assessed areas was age-appropriate and there was no indication of infection.

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