Month in Review: Top stories in February on Contemporary OB/GYN®


Take a look back at our most popular news from February 2022.

Did you miss the top stories on Contemporary OB/GYN® this month? Catch up on these noteworthy stories today.

10. Risk of rheumatoid arthritis with endometriosis

Findings from a population-based cohort study showed that patients with endometriosis are nearly 4 times as likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those without endometriosis.

9. Association of prenatal ultrasonographic findings with neonatal outcomes

A poster presentation at SMFM's 42nd Annual Pregnancy Meeting found abnormal ultrasound results in more than half of pregnancies in women with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

8. Impact of dual burden differs by insurance type

Researchers expanded on previous findings that showed the dual burden of maternal mortality and preterm birth to differ based on a patient's insurance type and category.

7. Combined oral contraceptives for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

A narrative review examined the efficacy and benefits of combined oral contraceptives in women with rheumatoid arthritis.

6. S4E1: New RNA platform can predict pregnancy complications

Mirvie's game-changing RNA platform reveals the biology of each pregnancy.

5. Statin use in midlife women

A peer-reviewed article all about statin use in midlife--risk assessment, lifestyle counseling, adverse effects, and medication management.

4. Contraception selection, efficacy, and risks

A review looked at the various factors to consider during contraceptive counseling, including patient preferences regarding the methods, efficacy, and bleeding patterns of various contraceptive methods.

3. Exploring the maternal gut microbiome during the lactational period

Researchers presented their oral abstract on the potential association between lactation and the gut microbiome during SMFM's 42nd Annual Pregnancy Meeting.

2. Supporting transgender and gender-expansive individuals in reproductive health care

A roundtable discussion at SMFM's 42nd Annual Meeting shed light on implicit bias and opinions on inclusive language, and ways to promote inclusivity and support transgender and gender-expansive individuals in the women’s health space.

1. Early gestational diabetes screening in women at risk for gestational diabetes: a randomized controlled trial

While covering SMFM's 42nd Annual Pregnancy Meeting, our editorial team heard from researchers about a study to assess if early gestational diabetes (GDM) screening is associated with improved perinatal outcomes.

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