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Pertuzumab and the Curious Case of Accelerated Registration

13 veebruar, 2015 - 21:22
Drs Kathy Miller, Clifford Hudis, and George Sledge discuss the pros and cons of testing novel breast cancer treatments in the neoadjuvant setting, with special reference to pertuzumab.
Medscape Oncology

Low Uterine Sarcoma Rates Among Women Undergoing Leiomyomata Surgery

13 veebruar, 2015 - 19:31
Uterine sarcoma rates are quite low among women undergoing surgery for uterine leiomyomata, especially women younger than 50 years, researchers report.
Reuters Health Information

Hormone Replacement Therapy May Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk

13 veebruar, 2015 - 17:24
Although the risk associated with hormone replacement therapy was greatest with recent use, some excess risk remained years after stopping, according to a large meta-analysis.
Medscape Medical News

Cell-Free DNA Test Most Accurate for Trisomy 21 Screening

13 veebruar, 2015 - 05:23
Screening for Down syndrome by analyzing cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in maternal blood has a higher detection rate and lower false-positive rate than other screening approaches, the authors of a new meta-analysis conclude.
Reuters Health Information

Autism Not Linked to Labor Induction, Augmentation

12 veebruar, 2015 - 01:20
A new study is allaying concerns that autism spectrum disorder is associated with birth complications during labor and delivery.
Medscape Medical News

Labor and Delivery Teamwork Leads to Fewer Cesareans

11 veebruar, 2015 - 21:36
Having midwives and laborists in a community hospital can reduce complications.
Medscape Medical News

No Link Between HPV Vaccination, Unsafe Sexual Behavior

10 veebruar, 2015 - 21:27
Adolescent girls who were vaccinated against HPV were not more likely to engage in unsafe sexual behavior or acquire sexually transmitted diseases than their unvaccinated peers in a new study.
Medscape Medical News

IOM Gives Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a New Name and Definition

10 veebruar, 2015 - 19:27
In a report, the Institute of Medicine defines 'systemic exertion intolerance disease' and calls on physicians to make the diagnosis based on the new criteria.
Medscape Medical News

Congenital Uterine Anomalies and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

10 veebruar, 2015 - 06:25
Dr Peter Kovacs reviews a meta-analysis based on studies of women with uterine anomalies.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

IUDs, Implants May Be Effective Beyond Recommended Time

10 veebruar, 2015 - 06:25
The failure rate of IUDs and implants did not increase when used for 1 or 2 years longer than recommended, a new study has shown.
Medscape Medical News

Fetal Death Risk Climbs With First Signs of Preeclampsia

10 veebruar, 2015 - 06:25
Pregnancies diagnosed with preeclampsia in the preterm period have a very high relative risk for fetal death, according to findings of a population-based cohort study.
Medscape Medical News

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) 2015 Annual Pregnancy Meeting

10 veebruar, 2015 - 06:25
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from SMFM 2015
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Excess Mortality of Type 1 Diabetes Far Greater in Women

10 veebruar, 2015 - 06:25
Women with type 1 diabetes have twice the risk for cardiovascular events and mortality as do men with the condition, but the reasons are unclear.
Medscape Medical News

Modern Birth Control Could Prevent 15M Unwanted Pregnancies

10 veebruar, 2015 - 06:25
Optimal use of modern contraceptives could avert an estimated 15 million of 16.7 million unwanted pregnancies each year in 35 low- and middle-income countries.
Medscape Medical News

Contraceptive Fact Sheet Quickly Boosts Women's Knowledge

10 veebruar, 2015 - 06:25
Better understanding of contraceptive methods' effectiveness may help prevent pregnancies among women taking the acne drug isotretinoin, which can cause birth defects.
Medscape Medical News

Sorting Therapy Options in Locoregional Breast Cancer

10 veebruar, 2015 - 06:25
Drs Richard Zellar and Kathy Miller, at SABCS 2014, discuss locoregional breast cancer therapies, including partial breast irradiation, surgery vs radiation of sentinel nodes, and DCIS scoring.
Medscape Oncology

Early Menopause Linked to Chemical Exposure in Women

10 veebruar, 2015 - 06:25
Women with the highest levels of endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in a wide variety of household and personal-care products enter menopause earlier than those with lower levels.
Medscape Medical News

Celiac Disease Might Explain Fertility Problems

10 veebruar, 2015 - 06:25
Celiac disease may be at the root of some women's problems with infertility, Indian researchers say.
Reuters Health Information

Waist-to-Hip Ratio May Beat BMI, Waistline as CVD Predictor in Postmenopausal Women

10 veebruar, 2015 - 06:25
Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) may be a better predictor of subclinical atherosclerosis in postmenopausal women than both body mass index and waist circumference, according to new research from Korea.
Reuters Health Information

Britain Votes to Allow World's First DNA Transplant for IVF

10 veebruar, 2015 - 06:25
Britain on Tuesday became the first country to allow a "three-parent" IVF technique which doctors say will prevent some inherited incurable diseases but which critics see as a step towards creating designer babies.
Reuters Health Information