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Leana Wen: A New 'Doctor for America's Women'

1 oktoober, 2018 - 23:41
Hold on to your hats, says Dr Lundberg. A force of nature is about to take the helm of Planned Parenthood.
Medscape Internal Medicine

ACOG Stresses Role of Ob/Gyns in Preventive Care For Women

1 oktoober, 2018 - 19:41
Updated guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists stress the role of this specialty in providing preventive care for women throughout their lifetime.
Medscape Medical News

ASBMR Urges Bone Treatment for All Seniors With Major Fractures

1 oktoober, 2018 - 18:05
Only a minority of older patients who have a hip or spine fracture receive secondary prevention with osteoporosis therapy. Bone specialists issued a set of recommendations to try to improve this.
Medscape Medical News

Beyond 2 Years, Oral Bisphosphonate Holiday Ups Broken Hip Risk

1 oktoober, 2018 - 16:45
Ceasing oral bisphosphonates for more than 2 to 3 years is probably undesirable for many patients, researchers report. The study also shows that it is important to continue to monitor bone density.
Medscape Medical News

Most Pertussis Cases in Infants Tied to Unvaccinated Mother

1 oktoober, 2018 - 12:13
Overall, only 30% of pregnant women whose infants developed pertussis were appropriately vaccinated; stocking Tdap vaccine in prenatal clinics was tied to a greater likelihood of vaccination.
Medscape Medical News

AFFIRM: Fetal Movement Awareness Effort Doesn't Reduce Stillbirth

28 september, 2018 - 18:06
A large randomized trial shows no significant reductions in stillbirth deliveries despite an intervention to improve awareness and response to reduced fetal movement.
Medscape Medical News

The Only Treatment for Idiopathic Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

28 september, 2018 - 17:50
Dr Peter Kovacs comments on a meta-analysis that concludes that when no cause can be found, only one treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss is supported by the evidence.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

ASBMR 2018

28 september, 2018 - 16:30
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2018
Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology

Possible Pen Needle Confusion Prompts FDA Safety Alert

27 september, 2018 - 23:45
The FDA has received reports of patients using standard pen needles to inject insulin without removing the inner needle cover, leading to patient harm in some cases.
News Alerts

Exercise and Risk for Early Menopause: The Final Word?

27 september, 2018 - 22:09
An analysis from the Nurses' Health Study II contradicts findings from an earlier study on physical activity and early menopause.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

One-Step Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis of Little Benefit

27 september, 2018 - 20:33
Switching from two-step to one-step gestational diabetes screening at Kaiser Permanente Washington didn't appear to be useful; in fact, it increased labor induction, neonatal hypoglycemia, and insulin use, with little apparent benefit.
Medscape Medical News

Affluent, Insured, and Worried About Cancer Costs

26 september, 2018 - 22:43
Breast cancer patients want -- but are not getting -- cost information before treatment, reports a new study of relatively well-off patients
Medscape Medical News

IUDs After Birth: Expulsion Rates Vary by Placement Factors

26 september, 2018 - 17:08
Early insertion of IUDs between 10 minutes and 4 weeks after birth was linked to higher rates of expulsion, as were placements with hormone-containing IUDs or in women with vaginal births.
Medscape Medical News

Racism, Sexism, Other Forms of Discrimination Persist in Ob-Gyn

25 september, 2018 - 18:46
A trilogy of new articles details the many shapes and forms of discrimination and bias experienced by ob-gyn practitioners and suggests strategies to help tackle them.
Medscape Medical News

Does Hypothyroidism Explain Mona Lisa's Smile?

24 september, 2018 - 20:00
The unusual appearance and enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa may be because she suffered from hypothyroidism following a pregnancy, say two experts in a new analysis of the famous painting.
Medscape Medical News

New Antibiotics for Europe: CHMP Likes Vabomere, EC Clears Xerava

21 september, 2018 - 23:48
Vabomere combines meropenem and vaborbactam for treatment of complicated UTIs and other infections; Xerava (eravacycline) is for complicated intra-abdominal infections.
Medscape Medical News

Obesity Doubles Risk of Incontinence in Younger Women

20 september, 2018 - 20:56
Clinicians should counsel women that maintaining a healthy weight may help prevent urinary incontinence now or later in life, the authors suggest.
Medscape Medical News

Alternative Antibiotics After C-Section Linked to More Infections

20 september, 2018 - 16:24
Women given alternatives to first-line cephalosporins showed a higher risk of surgical site infections, abscess, cellulitis, and other adverse outcomes.
Medscape Medical News

How Do You Feel About Recording Office Visits?

19 september, 2018 - 18:17
More patients are recording doctor's appointments with or without permission.
Medscape Reader Polls

Maternal Obesity Alone May Increase Neonatal Risks

19 september, 2018 - 16:57
'Obesity may be as important, if not more important, than hypertension and diabetes as a potentially modifiable risk factor for clinicians to target to improve neonatal outcomes,' new research hints.
Medscape Medical News