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Judith M. Orvos, ELS
Judith M. Orvos, ELS, is an editorial consultant for Contemporary OB/GYN.
Tighter prenatal hypertension control doesn’t result in larger babies, later births
Tight control of hypertension in pregnancy does not produce better perinatal outcomes or fewer serious maternal complications than looser control, according to results of an international randomized clinical trial. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the findings are consistent with those from a meta-analysis of 29 previous trials.
Mode of delivery linked to painful intercourse
A first-of-its-kind prospective study by researchers from Australia shows that women who have operative deliveries may be at increased risk of dyspareunia during the postpartum period.
Perinatal outcomes improving for ART infants
A Nordic study of more than 92,000 children shows that perinatal outcomes after use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) have improved considerably in the past 20 years.
Claims data show episiotomy on the decline
Analysis of data from more than 2.2 million vaginal deliveries shows that episiotomy declined between 2006 and 2012 and nonmedical factors may have been at play. The findings were published in a Research Letter in JAMA.
ACOG supports salpingectomy for ovarian cancer prevention
Women at risk of ovarian cancer and who are undergoing hysterectomy should be counseled about the possible benefits of salpingectomy, according to a new committee opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Tamoxifen benefits in breast cancer extend decades
Taking tamoxifen for 5 years to prevent breast cancer results in a prophylactic effect that extends over the next 20 years, according to a new report published in in The Lancet Oncology.
Digital mammography better for screening dense breasts
For screening dense breasts, 3D digital mammography outperforms standard 2D mammography, according to results of a prospective trial of more than 25,000 women.
Does alcohol affect birth outcomes?
A study by researchers from Yale University and Brown University suggests that low-to-moderate alcohol consumption during pregnancy may not increase risk of birth outcomes such as low birthweight.
AAGL Stump the Professors Score: Experts 1, Presenters 2
A panel of experts were bested only once at the “Stump the Professors” session at the 43rd AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Vancouver. A sarcoma was the diagnosis that got away among three complex cases presented to a packed audience.
Does cryopreservation of embryos increase risk of placenta accreta?
A small study by investigators from Harvard University suggests that cryopreserved embryo transfer (CET) is a strong independent risk factor for placenta accreta in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

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