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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.
How routine should screening for preterm birth be in at-risk nulliparas?
Dispatches from the SMFM 36th Pregnancy meeting looks at how routine screening for preterm birth should be in at risk pregnancies; a look at the role of cervical smooth muscle cells in preterm birth; the potential association between preterm birth and maternal mortality. Plus: A look at the impact of recommendations on cesarean delivery.
Impact of menopause on migraine frequency
Do women suffer from more migraines as they transition into menopause? Plus: A report indicates that hospitals may not be adequately supporting breastfeeding in teenaged mothers. And, a look at prenatal exposure to bronchodilators and autism.
Does postterm pregnancy increase risk of neonatal morbidity?
A retrospective study examines if postterm pregnancies increase the risk of neonatal morbidity, even in low risk pregnancies. Plus: What's the impact of maternal consumption of fish during pregnancy on the child's brain development?
Vaccine for cervical cancer precursors holds promise
If proven effective, the vaccine, called VGX-3100, would be the first non-ablative therapy for cervical precancer.
The Zika Virus: What you need to know
This mosquito-borne virus is linked with microcephaly, but causation is still being investigated.
Breast cancer risk in childhood cancer survivors
A new study examines the breast cancer risk for women who survived childhood cancer. Plus: Should doctors be more careful about using fluconazole during pregnancy? And, do elderly women derive benefit from breast cancer screening?
FDA reclassifies mesh for POP
Surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a class III or high-risk medical device requiring premarket approval application (PMA) following new action by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Does OC use lead to longer progression-free survival in ovarian cancer?
A look at whether or not oral contraceptives help with ovarian cancer survival. Plus: Do false-positive mammogram results serve as a sign of future breast cancer risk?
Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies Snapshot
The key messages of Protocol 42: Preterm Labor.
Is treatment of AUB in adolescents standardized?
A NASPAG study conducted at the University of Colorado finds that standardization is called for.