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Obstetrics-Gynecology & Women's Health

What impact does maternal obesity have on fetal growth?Results of a study of fetal ultrasounds show that maternal obesity has an impact on fetal growth as early as 32 weeks’ gestation. Plus: Breast cancer risks increased by 21% in women who consumed more than 9 g of processed meat per day, according to a published study. Also: Does prenatal use of topiramate increase risk of cleft palate?
Laparoscopy Significantly Improves Deep Dyspareunia Associated with EndometriosisAccording to researchers, laparoscopic treatment can significantly improve the sex lives of women with endometriosis by relieving deep dyspareunia.
Dyspareunia Linked to Underlying Form of EndometriosisWomen who complain of dyspareunia are four times more likely to have endometriosis than healthy women, according to a study.
Maternal mortality statisticsData collection methods are improving but still a challenge.
Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in pregnancyManagement challenges in pregnancies complicated by maternal heart disease are complex, requiring ongoing involvement of a team of specialists.
A call to arms against maternal mortalityIf we truly want to “make America great again” we should start with a national effort to address our tragically high maternal mortality rate.
Introducing a new series on maternal mortality
Introducing a new series on maternal mortalityCutting-edge medical advances and innovative technologies have made headlines and continue to flourish in the new millennium. However, these medical achievements stand in stark contrast to the paradoxical increase in US maternal mortality, which is among the highest of all developed nations.
Overactive bladder: Special considerations across a woman’s life spanThis article summarizes guidelines for diagnosis and treatment, highlighting special considerations for management of OAB across a woman’s life span.
Maternal death from intracranial hemorrhageDid her family physician meet the standard-of-care?
FDA: New assessment discourages morcellation for fibroidsAn updated review of evidence by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) underscores concerns expressed in 2014 by the agency about use of laparoscopic power morcellators (LPM) for treatment of uterine fibroids. Plus: Prescription habits show ob/gyns not well informed about opioids, according to a study. Also: Does ADHD medication use during pregnancy increase risk of congenital malformations?