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USPSTF reaffirms benefit of folic acid supplementationThe USPSTF updates their 2009 statement on folic acid supplementation in women of childbearing age. Plus: The FDA releases the final advice on fish consumption.
Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies: Autoimmune DiseaseIn this protocol, Dr Lockwood reviews the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
De-stressing ob/gynThe January 2017 issue of Contemporary OB/GYN provided a window into the minds of some of our colleagues by reporting the results of our second annual Labor Force survey. About 670 of our readers responded.
Should this ectopic pregnancy have been diagnosed earlier?The plaintiff asserted that during the diagnostic laparoscopy, Dr A and Dr B should have detected the ectopic pregnancy in the right fallopian tube. Her attorneys claimed that based upon the plaintiff’s abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, and β- hCG levels, and absent evidence of intrauterine pregnancy on ultrasound, the defendants should have presumed ectopic pregnancy and adequately evaluated the fallopian tube before discharging the patient, thus avoiding rupture.
Birth plans: Managing patients’ expectationsSusan C Olmstead and Yalda Afshar, MD, PhD, discuss birth plans and whether there is a place for them.
Treating UTIs in the age of antibiotic resistance: Strategies for the practicing OB/GYNOb/gyns have witnessed how development of antibiotic resistance has affected disease management in our specialty. Increased resistance of Neisseria. Gonorrhea (N. gonorrhea) to penicillins and quinolones, emergence of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and resistance of Group B Streptococcus to erythromycin and clindamycin have led us to modify our antibiotic treatment regimens.
Brain volume, microcephaly on US associated with ZikaResearch looks at the science showing associations between microcephaly and Zika virus. Plus: Can cervical pessaries help prevent preterm birth? Also, a study examines whether inadvertent HPV vaccination during pregnancy leads to adverse outcomes for mother and baby.
Gastroschisis: Prenatal diagnosis and management
Gastroschisis: Prenatal diagnosis and managementWith incidence of this birth defect on the rise, ob/gyns need to understand how best to spot and deal with it.
Vaccine shows promise for early-stage HER2-positive breast cancerA study looks at the effectiveness of a dendritic cell vaccine in early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer. Plus: A look at whether fish oil consumed during pregnancy reduces the risk of asthma in offspring.
Endometriosis shows key features on CTCT imaging may help to distinguish abdominal wall endometriosis (AWE) from other abdominal wall masses.

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