A new CDC report shows that while perinatal mortality rates are continuing to decline-down 10% since 2000-the US fetal mortality rate for the latest study period (2006–2012) did not improve.
How obstetric hospitalists impact maternal disparities
OB Hospitalist Group has released data indicating disparities in maternal care because patient race is reduced by care from obstetric hospitalists.
S4E1: New RNA platform can predict pregnancy complications
In this episode of Pap Talk, Contemporary OB/GYN® sat down with Maneesh Jain, CEO of Mirvie, and Michal Elovitz, MD, chief medical advisor at Mirvie, a new RNA platform that is able to predict pregnancy complications by revealing the biology of each pregnancy. They discussed recently published data regarding the platform's ability to predict preeclampsia and preterm birth.
Supreme Court extends abortion pill access to Friday
The Supreme Court will make a decision on whether restrictions on mifepristone (Mifeprex; Danco Laboratories) should pass by Friday night.
S2E3: Providing quality care for transgender and nonbinary patients
Halley Crissman, MD, MPH, and Daphna Stroumsa, MD, MPH, MSC, discuss ways in which ob/gyns can provide high-quality care for transgender and nonbinary people assigned female sex at birth.
FDA officially withdraws approval of Makena
Following voluntary market withdrawal from Covis Pharma, the FDA has decided to withdraw the approval of Makena and its generics for reducing the risk of preterm birth.
Diet of mother’s milk vs formula has no effect on preterm infant microbiome
For preterm infants, clinical outcomes from microbial mechanisms are not affected by a diet of only human milk compared to bovine milk formulas or fortifiers.
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