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Does diet affect bone mineral density?An analysis looks at the impact of diet on bone mineral density. Also, an examination of which antidepressants in pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects. Plus: Is the mortality rate of cervical cancer underestimated?
Dr Lockwood honored by SMFMContemporary OB/GYN’s Editor-in-Chief, Dr Charles J. Lockwood, was honored by the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 37th Annual Pregnancy Meeting in Las Vegas. SMFM President Dr Mary Norton said that Dr. Lockwood was selected “because he really has had a remarkable career.”
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.

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