Category Archives: Ob/Gyn

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New worldwide classification system facilitates treatment and research for women with abnormal uterine bleeding

There is inconsistency in the terminology used to describe abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) among nongravid women of reproductive age. In an effort to close that gap, a multinational group of clinicians and investigators from 6 continents and 17 countries have created a new classification system, with a particular emphasis on… 

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Recommendations focus on managing thyroid disease in pregnancy

Treating thyroid disease during pregnancy can benefit the mother, fetus, and the intellectual development of the child, according to the introduction to the newest guidelines from the American Thyroid Association Task Force on Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy and Postpartum. Of particular concern is detecting and treating subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), in… 

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Upright position in second stage of labor without epidural may improve outcomes

Women who maintained an upright position, such as sitting, kneeling, and squatting with or without aid, experienced a nonsignificant decrease in the length of labor, the need for an episiotomy, and the need for an assisted delivery, as compared with women who adopted a supine position, according to a Cochrane… 

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Controlled cord traction not essential in reducing risk of postpartum hemorrhage

Approximately one-quarter of all pregnancy- and delivery-related maternal deaths worldwide occur in India, most of which are caused by postpartum hemorrhage, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO recommends Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL), which includes several components: Key Point: Controlled cord traction is not… 

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Estrogen-only hormone therapy reduces invasive breast cancer risk after hysterectomy

Estrogen alone after a hysterectomy reduces the risk of invasive breast cancer, according to a follow-up analysis of postmenopausal women enrolled in the U.S. Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study. In the WHI study, women aged 50 to 79 years who had undergone hysterectomy were randomized to receive estrogen alone (0.625… 

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Improved sanitation and access to water decreases infant, child, and maternal mortality

Increased access to improved water sources and improved sanitation are each associated with a significant decrease in mortality in children younger than 5 years, mortality due to diarrhea in children younger than 5 years, infant mortality, and maternal mortality. These were the findings of a large observational study that included… 

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Risk of post-partum pre-eclampsia and eclampsia persist after delivery

Delayed post-partum pre-eclampsia and eclampsia remain risks for maternal health in the week following delivery, regardless of whether there is a maternal history of hypertension or whether hypertensive disease has developed prior to hospital discharge, according to a recent study. “The sudden appearance of post-partum eclampsia can be a rude… 

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