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Obstetrics-Gynecology & Women's Health

Study: Early-term births linked to poorer CRF through young adulthoodLongitudinal data from a prospective cohort study indicate that being born early term may negatively affect a child’s cardiorespiratory fitness. Plus: Is there a difference in PTB rate between branded and compounded 17P? Also, a review analyzes whether or not there are any benefits to placentophagy.
Study links endometriosis, obstetric complicationsData from more than 1.9 million subjects shows that women with endometriosis have a statistically higher risk of obstetric complications including preterm birth (PTB) than those without the condition.
Stepwise Approach to Treat Sexual Dysfunction in WomenA stepwise approach ensures that all the potential issues and needs affecting a women’s sexual dysfunction are addressed prior to initiating management strategies.
Hormonal and Pharmaceutical Treatment ApproachesAn integral part of a treatment plan for managing sexual dysfunction in women is the use of hormonal and pharmaceutical agents, a variety of which are available.
Meta-analysis on oocyte donation and perinatal outcomesA systematic review and meta-analysis suggests that in pregnancies conceived via assisted reproduction, risk of adverse perinatal outcomes may be higher with donated than with autologous oocytes. Plus: Do post-cesarean antibiotics reduce infections in obese women? Also: Researchers believe they have identified the genes associated with preterm delivery.
Were these infant’s delays secondary to misapplication of a vacuum extractor?The plaintiff alleged that the infant’s injuries were caused by traumatic damage during delivery; specifically, from the vacuum extractor. The plaintiff’s argument was that when the vacuum extractor pulled on the infant’s head it caused damage, evidenced by the intraventricular bleed.
Why you should be performing office hysteroscopy… nowOffice hysteroscopy (OH) remains a valuable but underutilized tool in evaluation and treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding. Fostering a clinic environment in which patients have access to a “one-stop shopping” experience has benefits for both them and the gynecologist. as well as the medical system.
Study: Annual ob/gyn visits decliningResearchers note that the number of women who annually visit an ob/gyn has steadily declined since 2000. Plus: MAb may reduce risk of fracture in women with osteoporosis. Also, a study shows that postmenopausal hormone therapy is not associated with risk of all-cause, cardiovascular, or total cancer mortality.
A roadmap for medical device innovationMany ob/gyns will have ideas for novel medical devices, but most have no idea what is involved in bringing products to market. Jon Einarsson, MD, discusses some considerations when evaluating whether or not to turn an idea into something more.
Meet 'Evatar'2017 is an incredibly exciting time for reproductive biotechnology that is going to greatly improve patient care.