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The Most Hotly Anticipated Ob/Gyn Research of 2014
New research expected this year will bring about significant changes to clinical practice. Here, society leaders share what’s on their radar for 2014.
The Leadership Report: The Best Ob/Gyn Research from 2013
What research from the past year will have the most significant impact on women's health care? The leaders of five major ob/gyn societies weigh in.
Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Detects Most Chromosomal Abnormalities
New research presented at The Pregnancy Meeting™ last week in New Orleans shows that noninvasive prenatal testing can detect more than 80% of chromosomal abnormalities.
The Ethical Ob/Gyn: Designing Babies
The ethical issues between two new technologies are stark. One aims to cure disease, whereas the other threatens to alter fundamentally the parent-child relationship.
Down Syndrome and Other Trisomies Reliably Detected With Noninvasive Blood Test
A noninvasive test that analyzes fetal cell-free (cf) DNA in a pregnant woman’s blood can accurately detect trisomy 21 and other genetic fetal abnormalities in the first trimester, according to the results of a new study.
Are You Ready for Noninvasive Prenatal Testing?
Diana Bianchi discusses noninvasive prenatal testing, including false positives and testing average-risk women, at ACOG's Annual Meeting.
Which Instrument Is Best for Chorionic Villus Sampling?
There is limited evidence that for transcervical chorionic villus sampling (CVS), the use of small forceps may be more effective and less painful than the use of an aspiration cannula.