Prescribing information for the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system allows placement when the clinician is reasonably certain the patient is not pregnant. A six-item checklist aids clinicians in determining pregnancy risk, but […]» Read more
A couple-focused, integrated unplanned pregnancy and HIV prevention program in urban and rural Zambia.
Zambia’s total fertility rate (5 births per woman) and adult HIV prevalence (11.5%) are among the highest in the world, with heterosexual couples being the most affected group. Jointly counseling […]» Read more
In the article by Ngongo et al in this issue of BJOG (BJOG 2020) , the authors analyse a large data set of women with obstetric fistula. They conclude that […]» Read more
High-dose erythropoietin has been shown to have a neuroprotective effect in preclinical models of neonatal brain injury, and phase 2 trials have suggested possible efficacy; however, the benefits and safety […]» Read more
Although in 2013 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended early screening for gestational diabetes in obese women, no studies demonstrate an improvement in perinatal outcomes with this strategy.We […]» Read more
Health resource utilization of labor induction versus expectant management: Resource utilization at induction of labor.
Although induction of labor (IOL) of low-risk nulliparous women at 39 weeks reduces the risk of cesarean delivery compared with expectant management, concern regarding more frequent use of labor induction […]» Read more
Coding Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting and its complications using the International Classification of Diseases: a commentary.
Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a procedure involving the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-therapeutic reasons which can result in genitourinary, obstetric and psychosexual complications1 […]» Read more
Utility of Follow-Up Standard Sonography for Fetal Anomaly Detection: Follow-Up Sonography for Fetal Anomaly Detection.
In 2014, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Fetal Imaging Workshop consensus recommended that sonograms be offered routinely to all pregnant women. In the absence of another […]» Read more
An economic analysis of preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) by polar body biopsy in advanced maternal age.
What are the cost per live birth and the incremental cost of preventing a miscarriage with preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) by polar body biopsy and array-based comprehensive genome […]» Read more
Baseline parameters for rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM®) in healthy labouring women: A prospective observational study.
The aim of this study was to establish rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM® ) baseline parameters in labouring women at term gestation. The secondary aim was to compare these reference ranges with […]» Read more
To describe delivery-related severe maternal morbidity and mortality among indigenous women compared with non-Hispanic white (white) women, distinguishing rural and urban residents.We used 2012-2015 maternal hospital discharge data from the […]» Read more
To estimate how implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) might be associated with stage at diagnosis and time to treatment for women with ovarian cancer.We conducted a retrospective […]» Read more
A Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase the Frequency of Vaginal Delivery in Brazilian Hospitals.
To evaluate a quality improvement (QI) initiative designed to increase the frequency of vaginal delivery in Brazilian hospitals.Twenty-eight hospitals enrolled in a 20-month (May 2015-December 2016) Breakthrough Series Collaborative that […]» Read more
Perineorrhaphy Compared With Pelvic Floor Muscle Therapy in Women With Late Consequences of a Poorly Healed Second-Degree Perineal Tear: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
To evaluate outcomes after pelvic floor muscle therapy, as compared with perineorrhaphy and distal posterior colporrhaphy, in the treatment of women with a poorly healed second-degree obstetric injury diagnosed at […]» Read more
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To evaluate the effects of four different surgical interventions for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) on 2-year postoperative sexual function.This is a combined secondary analysis of SISTEr (Stress Incontinence Surgical Treatment […]» Read more
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Ropivacaine and Ketorolac Wound Infusion for Post-Cesarean Delivery Analgesia: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
To evaluate the efficacy of wound infusion with ropivacaine plus ketorolac compared with placebo for post-cesarean delivery analgesia in women who received a multimodal analgesic regimen including intrathecal morphine.In a […]» Read more
Breastfeeding has demonstrable benefits for children and their mothers; however, breastfeeding can be particularly difficult for women who return to the workplace in the months after a child’s birth. The […]» Read more
To evaluate the relationship between acculturation and adverse pregnancy outcomes, and whether these relationships differ across racial or ethnic groups.This is a planned secondary analysis of the nuMoM2b study (Nulliparous […]» Read more
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is the most common type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma affecting pregnancy. These tumors may be aggressive and rapidly growing in pregnancy. Management is based on the balance […]» Read more
Relative Risk of Cervical Neoplasms Among Copper and Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System Users.
To evaluate the relative risk of cervical neoplasms among copper intrauterine device (Cu IUD) and levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) users.We performed a retrospective cohort analysis of 10,674 patients who received […]» Read more
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) causes only 2-4% of all acute hepatitis but has high morbidity and mortality. Pregnancy is a risk factor for HSV hepatitis. We describe a case of […]» Read more
To evaluate the sexual and reproductive health characteristics of women in treatment for opioid use disorder in Michigan and explore services provided and desired.We conducted a cross-sectional study of female […]» Read more
Since a variety of procoagulant products, collectively called hemostatic agents, became available to surgeons in the mid-20th century, their use has increased across multiple specialties, including gynecology. Congruent with past […]» Read more
To evaluate whether the decrease in the frequency of oxytocin administration and artificial rupture of membranes observed between the 2010 and 2016 French Perinatal Surveys was associated with a change […]» Read more
To examine preventable pregnancy-related deaths in Louisiana by race and ethnicity and maternal level of care to inform quality improvement efforts.We conducted a retrospective observational descriptive analysis of Louisiana Pregnancy-Associated […]» Read more
To assess the association of fetal movement counting with perinatal mortality.Electronic databases (ie, MEDLINE, ClinicalTrials.gov, ScienceDirect, the Cochrane Library at the CENTRAL Register of Controlled Trials) were searched from inception […]» Read more
To examine within-hospital racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity rates and determine whether they are associated with differences in types of medical insurance.We conducted a population-based, cross-sectional study […]» Read more
Patient Decision Aids to Facilitate Shared Decision Making in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
To assess the effectiveness of patient decision aids to facilitate shared decision making in obstetrics and gynecology.We searched ClinicalTrials.gov, MEDLINE, CENTRAL, Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility specialized register, CINAHL, and EMBASE […]» Read more