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It's been a busy week for the Contemporary OB/GYN® team.
This week's top articles included:
Despite the inadvisability of performing early amniocentesis (EA) before 15 gestational weeks due to a high rate of miscarriage, a retrospective cohort study has found no significant difference in the procedure-related risk of miscarriage between EA, at around 14 weeks gestation, and mid-trimester amniocentesis (MA).
Clinicians should carefully consider using noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for the screening of chromosomal abnormalities in twin pregnancies because the combined positive predictive value (PPV) is limited and the screening efficiency is not stable, according to a prospective study.
All categories of women’s preventive health services that required an in-person visit plummeted during the spring of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in comparison to 2019, but then rebounded to near 2019 levels by July 2020.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) pregnancies only need fetal echocardiogram monitoring if other risk factors are present, according to a recent study.
As more extremely preterm infants survive delivery, a study examines whether the advances that allowed for that survival also improve neurodevelopmental outcomes.