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ACOG 2018

Medscape uudised - 25 aprill, 2018 - 23:30
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACOG 2018.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Irregular Periods Linked to Type 2 Diabetes in Teenage Girls

Medscape uudised - 25 aprill, 2018 - 17:55
Obese adolescent girls with type 2 diabetes show increased menstrual irregularity, metabolic dysfunction, and higher testosterone levels. Antihyperglycemic treatment did not improve outcomes.
Medscape Medical News

Preeclampsia: Preventing Maternal Cardiovascular Events

Medscape uudised - 25 aprill, 2018 - 17:39
Dr JoAnn Manson highlights temporal trends in the use of antihypertensive medications in women with preeclampsia and the risk for maternal stroke.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Heavy Alcohol Consumption May Worsen PMS

Medscape uudised - 25 aprill, 2018 - 02:31
Heavy drinkers are at increased risk of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), new research shows.
Reuters Health Information

Painkillers in Pregnancy May Affect Fertility of Offspring

Medscape uudised - 23 aprill, 2018 - 17:15
Experimental studies show total germ cell number dropped significantly and pluripotency gene expression changed after one day of acetaminophen use.
Medscape Medical News

Personalized Letter Aids Those With Gestational Diabetes

Medscape uudised - 20 aprill, 2018 - 17:54
Women with gestational diabetes who received a customized letter upon diagnosis listing recommendations regarding expected weight gain were significantly more likely to meet national guidelines, a study finds.
Medscape Medical News

ACA Mandate Reduced Out-of-Pocket Cost for IUDs, Upped Use

Medscape uudised - 20 aprill, 2018 - 13:38
Women with health plans that eliminated previously high out-of-pocket costs associated with IUD placement after the ACA mandate for contraceptive coverage saw the biggest increases in IUD use.
Medscape Medical News

Gender Disparities in Pay Still Problematic for Ob/Gyns

Medscape uudised - 20 aprill, 2018 - 13:38
Obstetrician/gynecologists who are men reported higher annual compensation ($339,000) than women ($273,000), an annual difference of $66,000, according to the latest Medscape Ob/Gyn Compensation Report.
Medscape Medical News

Pharmacist-Prescribed Birth Control Still Hard to Find

Medscape uudised - 20 aprill, 2018 - 13:38
Despite legislation permitting them to prescribe contraceptives, only a small minority of California pharmacists offer this service, the results of a new survey show.
Medscape Medical News

USPSTF: Exercise, Not Supplements, for Preventing Falls

Medscape uudised - 20 aprill, 2018 - 13:38
The US Preventive Services Task Force's new recommendations advised exercise, but not calcium and vitamin D supplementation, for preventing falls and fractures.
Medscape Medical News

Individualized Guidance Needed on Sex in High-Risk Pregnancies

Medscape uudised - 20 aprill, 2018 - 13:38
Recommendations on sexual activity restriction during high-risk pregnancies should be individualized based on a patient's obstetric history and comorbidities, as well as the fears and emotional needs of the patient and her partner.
Reuters Health Information

Stop Screening for Early Ovarian Cancer, USPSTF Says

Medscape uudised - 20 aprill, 2018 - 13:38
There is no evidence that screening actually improves outcomes in ovarian cancer, according to a USPSTF analysis of the best available data.
Medscape Oncology

Parents' Preconception Well-Being Affects Child's Future Health

Medscape uudised - 17 aprill, 2018 - 01:41
'Alongside continued efforts to reduce smoking, alcohol consumption, and obesity...we call for heightened awareness of preconception health, [especially] diet and nutrition,' researchers urge.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

Medscape uudised - 14 aprill, 2018 - 01:14
The draft guidance for industry outlines the scientific and ethical issues to address when considering the inclusion of pregnant women in clinical trials of drugs and biological products.
Medscape Medical News

Cannabis Component Found in Breast Milk, but Does It Harm Baby?

Medscape uudised - 13 aprill, 2018 - 23:07
THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, ends up in breast milk of women who smoke marijuana, but just how much is absorbed by the baby or the effects on neurodevelopment are unclear.
Medscape Medical News

Mosaicism and IVF Success

Medscape uudised - 13 aprill, 2018 - 18:19
Can mosaic embryos produce healthy euploid newborns?
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Zika Infection Risk From Semen Low, Short-lived, Study Finds

Medscape uudised - 12 aprill, 2018 - 17:20
Most men infected with Zika virus had viral RNA in their semen for several weeks, but only 4% had potentially sexually transmissible virus; the high-risk period was the 30 days after symptom onset.
Medscape Medical News

Sex, Intimacy Improved on Sacubitril/Valsartan in Heart Failure

Medscape uudised - 12 aprill, 2018 - 16:32
Quality-of-life gains were strongest in the domains that patients care about most, those reflecting activity and social engagement, say researchers about participants in the PARADIGM-HF trial.
Medscape Medical News

Hysterectomy Complications Rose After Morcellation Warning

Medscape uudised - 11 aprill, 2018 - 18:11
Women who underwent hysterectomy for uterine fibroids experienced significantly increased complications after the FDA warned against the use of power morcellation during these procedures, a study finds.
Medscape Medical News

Steroid-Induced Bone Loss Better Treated With Denosumab?

Medscape uudised - 10 aprill, 2018 - 19:20
Denosumab found to be superior to risedronate in the treatment of steroid-induced osteoporosis at 12 months, at least in terms of BMD, among patients starting steroid therapy or those who remained on it.
Medscape Medical News