Despite the widespread use of oxytocin as a prophylactic for obstetric hemorrhage, there is no clear recommendation as to the optimal dose. To provide insight into this issue, researchers conducted a double-masked randomized trial comparing two higher dose regimens with a standard dose regimen. Their results were published in a recent issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Heidi Anne Duerr, MPH
Methods used during closing after a cesarean section affect intra-abdominal adhesions, according to a new study published in American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Laparoscopy has been shown to be a safe and effective option for many diverse pelvic organ diseases, but how does the procedure fare during pregnancy? Due to the absence of large, comparative studies in pregnancy, there has been no definitive answer to this question. Now, researchers from Korea have found that laparoscopic surgeries can be safely used in women who are pregnant. Their results have been published in The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Human papillomavirus vaccines provide still some benefit to women who have undergone treatment for HPV-related diseases, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.
Fatigue, which can plague patients’ years after cancer treatment has ended, may be the result of inflammation. Now, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that omega-3 may help reduce fatigue associated with inflammation in these patients.
Research has shown that glucocorticoid administration has a significant beneficial effect for preterm births, as it decreases the incidence of respiratory distress syndrome in infants delivered between 24 weeks and 34 weeks gestation, reduces the incidence of intraventricular hemorrhage, improves circulatory stability in premature infants, reduces the need for oxygen and ventilatory support, and reduces overall neonatal mortality.
Women with a history of breast cancer have a one in five chance that the cancer will recur within 10 years of treatment. With that in mind, researchers have developed a blood test that can detect cancer recurrence sooner and with more sensitivity than previous blood tests.
Although more than 500,000 hysterectomies are performed annually in the U.S. to treat benign pelvic diseases, most outcome studies of the procedure look at clinical factors such as operation time, surgical complications, and hospital stays while ignoring patient satisfaction and quality of life issues. Now, a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology has found that patients who receive laparoscopic hysterectomy may fare better than those who receive abdominal hysterectomy.
Magnetic resonance imaging can be helpful and cost-effective in detecting breast cancer in certain patient populations, according to new research presented at the 8th European Breast Cancer Conference in Vienna, Austria.
Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs are relatively safe during pregnancy, according to new research published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.