While long-acting beta2-agonists (LABAs) and low to moderate doses of inhaled corticosteroids for asthma in pregnancy were not associated with an increased prevalence of adverse perinatal outcomes in a recent cohort study, there was a slight trend toward increased prevalence of low birthweight, premature birth, and small for gestational age infants when mothers were exposed to inhaled corticosteroids at high doses.
MRI-guided 3-dimensional brachytherapy (BT) for cervical cancer effectively delivers high-dose, tumor-specific radiotherapy with few serious adverse effects on surrounding healthy tissue.
There is good evidence that iron supplementation during pregnancy can increase maternal hemoglobin levels, decrease the risk of maternal anemia during late pregnancy, and increase birth weight, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Pregnancy after bariatric surgery is associated with a reduced risk of having a large-for-gestational-age infant and an increased risk of having a small-for-gestational-age infant, concluded a matched cohort study of singleton deliveries in Denmark.
Medical treatment and expectant care are acceptable alternatives to routine surgery after a miscarriage, concluded an intervention review conducted by the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group.
Compared with vaginal deliveries, cesarean sections may be associated with an increased risk of endometriosis, according to the findings of a large prospective cohort study conducted in Sweden.
Symptoms of overactive bladder were reduced in patients who received percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS), according to the results of a 3-year study.
Pregnant women who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for preterm delivery, according to a population-based cohort study of women in Sweden.
One incision is associated with better outcomes and potential cost savings.
The addition of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT) for the diagnosis of recurrent or persistent cervical cancer is not cost-effective, according to the results of a meta-analysis funded by the UK’s Research Health Technology Assessment program.