In the UK, Medical Schools are required by the General Medical Council to “provide” an education that allows newly qualified doctors to demonstrate generic professional attributes and behaviours such as […]» Read more
Decidualization defects in the endometrium have been demonstrated at the time of delivery in women with severe preeclampsia (sPE) and linger for years, suggesting a maternal contribution to the pathogenesis […]» Read more
Studies investigating the effects of pain-relieving medication use on conceiving a pregnancy have shown conflicting results. Furthermore, no previous study has examined medication use around ovulation or implantation, and the […]» Read more
The established method of assessing the risk for development of preeclampsia (PE) is to identify risk factors from maternal demographic characteristics and medical history; in the presence of such factors […]» Read more
Same day discharge is becoming increasingly common in gynecologic surgery but data is limited for frequency, setting and severity of unanticipated healthcare visits for women discharged on day of surgery […]» Read more
A new methodologic approach for clinico-pathologic correlations in invasive placenta previa accreta.
The development of new management strategies for women presenting with placenta accreta spectrum requires quality epidemiology data which have so far been limited by the high variability in clinical and […]» Read more
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Follow-up strategies to confirm the success of medical abortion of pregnancies up to 10 weeks’ gestation: A systematic review with meta-analyses.
To compare the effectiveness, safety and acceptability of 1) in-clinic and remote/self-assessment and 2) different remote/self-assessments, for confirming the success of medical abortion at ≤10+0 weeks’ gestation.Ovid Embase Classic and […]» Read more
To determine whether socioeconomic deprivation affects IVF outcome independent of the number of cycles undertaken DESIGN: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data SETTING: A tertiary level fertility clinic in […]» Read more
Women with preeclampsia have elevated circulating levels of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1). Statins can reduce sFlt-1 from cultured cells and improve pregnancy outcome in animals with a preeclampsia-like syndrome. […]» Read more
Survival Outcomes for Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy Versus Traditional Laparoscopy in Clinical Stage I Epithelial Ovarian Cancer.
The Food and Drug Administration recently called for studies addressing long-term survival after robotic-assisted laparoscopy in oncologic settings. Long-term clinical outcomes of robotic-assisted laparoscopy among ovarian cancer patients are understudied.To […]» Read more
Chronic hypertension and associated cardiovascular disease are among the leading causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality in the United States. Chronic hypertension in pregnancy is associated with a […]» Read more
There is mounting epidemiological evidence that maternal exposure to air pollution is associated with adverse birth outcomes and in particular with preterm birth (Siddika et al., Environ Res,2019;176:108549). Air pollution results […]» Read more
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FIRST TRIMESTER SERUM ANGIOGENIC AND ANTI-ANGIOGENIC FACTORS IN WOMEN WITH CHRONIC HYPERTENSION FOR THE PREDICTION OF PREECLAMPSIA.
An imbalance between angiogenic and antiangiogenic factors is thought to be a central pathogenetic mechanism in preeclampsia. In pregnancies that subsequently develop preeclampsia the maternal serum concentration of the angiogenic […]» Read more
Obesity, smoking, and risk of vasomotor menopausal symptoms: a pooled analysis of eight cohort studies.
Frequent and severe vasomotor symptoms during menopause are linked with adverse health outcomes. Understanding modifiable lifestyle factors for the risk of vasomotor menopausal symptoms is important to guide preventive strategies.We […]» Read more
The vast majority of stillbirths and neonatal deaths (perinatal deaths) occur in low and some middle-income countries (LMICs), comprising the majority of under-five mortality . Knowing why fetuses and newborns […]» Read more
Blunt abdominal trauma is the leading type of traumatic injury in pregnancy, with motor vehicle crashes, falls, and assault being the most common etiologies. Several adverse outcomes can occur in […]» Read more
Maternal Zika Virus Infection: Association With Small-for-Gestational-Age Neonates and Preterm Birth.
To evaluate whether antenatal Zika virus infection is associated with risk of having a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) neonate, risk of preterm birth, and lower mean birth weight of term neonates.For this […]» Read more
The need to reduce the rate of preterm delivery and the recent emergence of technologies that measure hundreds of biological analytes (eg, genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics; collectively referred to as […]» Read more
To evaluate whether the frequency of pain assessment and treatment differed by patient race and ethnicity for women after cesarean birth.We performed a retrospective cohort study of all women who […]» Read more
The occurrence of retained surgical instruments in vaginal surgery, although low, carries unique complications. Appropriate imaging to find retained surgical instruments allows for timely diagnosis and retrieval of the vaginal […]» Read more
Urinary Placental Growth Factor for Prediction of Placental Adverse Outcomes in High-Risk Pregnancies.
To evaluate whether urinary levels of placental growth factor (PlGF) during pregnancy are associated with the subsequent development of composite adverse outcomes (preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, placental abruption, perinatal death, […]» Read more
Consent for the Pelvic Examination Under Anesthesia by Medical Students: Recommendations by the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
The pelvic examination is a critical tool for the diagnosis of women’s health conditions and remains an important skill necessary for students to master before becoming physicians. Recently, concerns regarding […]» Read more
To evaluate whether women with Medicaid are less likely than their privately insured counterparts to receive a desired sterilization procedure at the time of cesarean delivery.This is a secondary analysis […]» Read more
This month we focus on current research in validation and simulation training. Dr. Buek discusses four recent publications, which are concluded with a “bottom line” that is the take-home message. […]» Read more
Evaluation of Risk-Assessment Tools for Severe Postpartum Hemorrhage in Women Undergoing Cesarean Delivery.
To examine and compare the validity of three known risk-assessment tools (CMQCC [California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative], AWHONN [Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses], and NYSBOH [New York […]» Read more
To assess whether expedited scheduling for permanent contraception increases the proportion of patients completing interval tubal ligation within 6 months of delivery.We randomly assigned patients with unfulfilled immediate postpartum tubal […]» Read more
To examine trial of labor after cesarean delivery (TOLAC) success rates and its associated factors among women with a previous failed vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery.We conducted a retrospective cohort study. The […]» Read more