New research, led by Connie Trimble, MD, shows that vaccine treatments for women with high-grade cervical dysplasia can trigger an immune response that may induce some lesions to resolve.
The sexual behaviors and beliefs about HPV infection were unchanged among a group of teens and young women who were vaccinated against the virus, research shows.
DNA analysis of vaginal swabs shows that cervicovaginal microbiota differs in the late second and early third trimester in women destined to have a preterm birth.
The key to diagnosing vulvovaginitis in young girls is a good exam and cultures. Poor hygiene is generally the culprit, but other irritants or conditions must be considered.
The value of a midstream urine culture in the treatment of patients with symptoms of acute uncomplicated lower urinary tract infection is once again being questioned.
Prevention of maternal influenza during pregnancy may reduce the risk of bipolar disorder, suggest new study findings published in JAMA Psychiatry.
Whenever possible, pregnant women should be immune to the diseases that pose the greatest and most common risks during pregnancy and for which there are effective vaccines.