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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 a urine-based test the future of cervical cancer screening?
A Phase II study examines the efficacy of a urine-based test in screening for cervical cancer. Also, a study looks at whether cost is the reason why some patients do not adhere to breast cancer medications.
Tdap vaccine: No connection found to microcephaly
A study looks at whether receiving the Tdap vaccine in pregnancy increases the risk of microcephaly. Plus: Are younger or older women more at risk of stroke during pregnancy?
Editor-in-Chief honored by world’s largest scientific society
Contemporary OB/GYN Editor-in-Chief Dr Charles Lockwood has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), one of the most prestigious scientific societies in the world and the largest.
Can low-dose estrogen bring vasomotor symptom relief?
A study examines the efficacy of lower-than-conventional doses of estrogen in relieving vasomotor symptoms. Plus: What are the latest ACOG recommendations on water births?
Morcellation bag shows promise in feasibility study
A small feasibility study of a new containment bag for power morcellation shows that it may be reliable for even a large specimen. The findings, about the Espiner EcoSac 230, were presented at the 45th AAGL Global Congress in Orlando, Florida.
Long-term outcomes with RFVTA for myoma
Early data from a 3-year study of outcomes with radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation (RFVTA) in patients with myomas suggests that the technology may be just as effective as laparoscopic myomectomy.
Fetal DNA from Pap tests?
Trophoblast retrieval and isolation from the cervix (TRIC) may one day lead to early identification of fetal genetic disorders.
Should HPV screening intervals be extended for some women?
A new study questions whether current HPV testing intervals can be extended for some. Plus: Can azithromycin prophylaxis prevent post infection in women who have undergone a cesarean?
ACA’s impact on contraception choice
How has the Affordable Care Act changed what contraceptives women use? Plus: Does exercise protect against coronary heart disease?

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