/ /

Obstetrics-Gynecology & Women's Health

CDC issues interim guidance on congenital Zika infectionNew interim guidance from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasizes the need for standard screening and monitoring of infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection plus hearing screening and specific testing and evaluation in three clinical scenarios. Plus: Are at-risk women commonly tested for rectal gonorrhea, chlamydia? Also: According to a study, ovarian cancer may originate in fallopian tubes.
Brain activation differs in women with HSDD and those with normal sexual functionStudies of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) traditionally have focused on behavioral and biologic components of the disease. A new multicenter study, however, sheds light on brain activation patterns during sexual arousal in women with the condition.
Breast cancer survivors report poor sexual healthAn Austrian study highlights the need for ob/gyns to counsel breast cancer survivors about sexual health issues, even years after their treatment for the disease
Study: Racial disparity in breast cancer mortality, ratesA new report from The American Cancer Society shows that in every US state, breast cancer incidence rates are higher in non-Hispanic white (NHW) women than in non-Hispanic black (NHB) women, but rates of death from the disease, however, are higher in NHB women than in NHW women. Also: Is second-stage labor longer with epidural analgesia? Plus, a study finds that ovarian reserve biomarkers are not associated with fertility.
Is menses induction necessary before ovulation induction?Recent studies suggest that a progestin-induced withdrawal bleed may reduce conception and live birth rates in women undergoing ovulation induction with clomiphene citrate.
GnRH agonists and endometriosis-associated infertilityA retrospective analysis of pregnancy outcomes suggests that a GnRH-agonist rather than a GnRH-antagonist protocol may be beneficial in women with endometriosis-related infertility.
Vulvar lesions in a 72-year-old womanA 72 year-old woman is referred to your office by her internist for vulvar lesions. She denies itching or pain and states that the lesions have been there for years. Her medical history is unremarkable.
3D printing in gynecologic surgery planningAlthough still experimental and expensive, 3D printed models have potential for use in preoperative planning in some settings.
Liability in ob/gyn ultrasoundThis article addresses common errors that lead to litigation involving ob/gyn ultrasound, with options to reduce ultrasound-related litigation.
New ‘dipstick’ test for Zika, dengueA fast and cost-effective new dipstick test for Zika virus can distinguish between it and dengue viruses without cross-reactivity, according to a report in Science Translational Medicine. Also, results of a new randomized controlled trial—the largest of its kind to date—suggest that text messaging may help some pregnant women quit smoking.