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Obstetrics-Gynecology & Women's Health

Patient Handout: Pictorial blood assessment chartA handout to give patients when assessing them for heavy menstrual bleeding.
ACOG on Prenatal diagnostic testing for genetic disordersExpert commentary on Practice Bulletin No. 162: Prenatal Diagnostic Testing for Genetic Disorders.
The microbiome in prematurity: Key messages from emerging sciencePTB can be readily separated into spontaneous and indicated PTB, and, thus, treatment or prevention for one might be counterproductive for the other.
Using ultrasound to recognize fetal anomalies: Part 1
Using ultrasound to recognize fetal anomalies: Part 1Like much of medicine, ultrasound diagnosis of fetal anomalies is both a science and an art. Part 1 of this article will detail, within the text and with images, the anomalies that should not be missed when performing ultrasound during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy.
Fetal anomalies on ultrasound in the first trimesterA collection of ultrasounds showing fetal anomalies during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Second trimester ultrasounds of fetal anomalies in the head and chestA collection of ultrasounds showing fetal anomalies in the brain/skull, face, neck, chest, and heart.
Second trimester ultrasounds of fetal anomalies in the abdomen, spine, genitourinary, and extremitiesA collection of ultrasounds for fetal anomalies in abdominal structures, genitourinary structures, spine, and extremities.
Do midpelvic vaginal operative deliveries lead to greater trauma?A new study looks at whether midpelvic operative deliveries have greater trauma than other delivery forms. Plus: A look at the long-term effects of using bisphosphonates. Also, is lithium use in early pregnancy as dangerous as previously thought?
Surgical expertise and outcomes of urinary tract endometriosisRetrospective analysis of data on women undergoing surgery for urinary tract endometriosis sheds new light on the role that the surgical team’s expertise has on patient outcome.
Do genes play a role in endometriosis?A meta-analysis of data from more than 17,000 cases of endometriosis suggest that specific genes involved in sex steroid hormone signaling and function may play a role in the disorder.