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Judith M. Orvos, ELS
Judith M. Orvos, ELS, is a a BELS-certified medical writer and editor and an editorial consultant for Contemporary OB/GYN.
Is periodontal disease linked with poor birth outcomes?
The higher expression of markers associated with preterm birth in women with periodontitis or gingivitis suggests yes.
News from ASRM
The results of a new study on Vitamin D and pregnancy outcome. Plus, Is foam the future of nonsurgical female sterilization? And: Choosing a GnRH dose for ovarian stimulation
Essure and the risks of reoperation
A new study examines the risk:benefit of the Essure device. And, does anti-osteoporosis medication in the wake of a fragility fracture reduce the risk of a future fracture? Plus: What role do high maternal blood glucose levels play in her child's future cardiovascular health?
Irregular perimenopausal bleeding as a 'red flag'
It rarely signifies uterine cancer, according to this study.
NSAIDs and menstrual blood loss
NSAIDs and menstrual blood loss
Should NSAIDs be first-line treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding?
Tool helps with decision-making for fibroid management
A clinical decision tool serves as a framework for providers to counsel patients about mode of hysterectomy.
Are CAD mammograms a waste of money?
Are CAD mammograms a waste of money?
A study examines whether computer-assisted detection on mammography provides sufficient benefit for the cost. Plus: Do first-time pregnancy cesarean deliveries increase the preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies. And, is conventional wisdom surrounding pregnancy and cancer accurate?
Morcellation risk and age
A look at the risk-benefit equation of power morcellation and age. Plus: Does exercise prior to pregnancy reduce pelvic pain in pregnancy? And, are hospitals doing enough to promote breastfeeding in new mothers?
Essure safety a high-priority issue, says FDA
The FDA looks at the benefit/risk profile of Essure. And, what place does MRI have in breast cancer treatment? Plus: A look at ovarian stimulating agents.
New data show no miscarriage link for HPV vaccination
A new study looks at whether or not the HPV vaccine increases miscarriage risk. And, is there a link between nocturnal enuresis and sleep apnea in postmenopause? Plus: The impact of the Mediterranean diet on breast cancer risk.