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ACOG's Updated Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome Guidance

26 september, 2017 - 19:35
Dr Kaunitz summarizes key recommendations, including that genetic counseling should be advised prior to genetic testing.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Endocrine Society Updates Guidelines on Transgender Medical Care

25 september, 2017 - 19:06
The Endocrine Society has updated guidelines on transgender medical care, opening the door for earlier treatment and fertility preservation in transgender teens.
Medscape Medical News

ACOG Updates Recommendations on Postpartum Hemorrhage

25 september, 2017 - 19:06
'One of the most important things is for us not to underappreciate the real risk of maternal hemorrhage,' one expert said.
Medscape Medical News

Poll: How Do You Feel About Birth Plans?

22 september, 2017 - 22:55
What's your reaction when you see a patient clutching a birth plan? Tell us in our poll.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

The Birth Plan: How to Make It Work for You and Your Patients

22 september, 2017 - 22:55
Obstetricians, midwives, and nurses share tips for managing patients' expectations.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

ACOG Updates Recommendations on Marijuana During Pregnancy

22 september, 2017 - 17:51
In updated recommendations on marijuana use during pregnancy and lactation, ACOG says clinicians should discourage pregnant and breast-feeding women from using marijuana.
Medscape Medical News

RCOG Advises GBS Prophylaxis for Women in Preterm Labor

21 september, 2017 - 17:54
Updated guidelines from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists advise intrapartum antibiotics to fight group B strep for all women in preterm labor.
Medscape Medical News

In Breast Cancer, a Victory for Common Sense

20 september, 2017 - 17:38
An ambitious randomized clinical neither accrued its planned number of patients nor met its expected events but has changed cancer care anyway
Medscape Medical News

FDA Clears First Generic Tamiflu for Oral Suspension

16 september, 2017 - 00:29
Oseltamivir phosphate (Tamiflu) for oral suspension 6 mg(base)/mL, made by Nesher Pharmaceuticals LLC, is particularly important for patients who can't swallow pills, the FDA notes.
FDA Approvals

Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy Pose No Risk to Children

15 september, 2017 - 20:29
Although psychiatric disorders are not associated with neonatal or pregnancy complications, treatment for these conditions may convey some risk, new research suggests.
Medscape Medical News

Link Between Flu Vaccine and Miscarriage? Experts Unconvinced

15 september, 2017 - 20:29
Researchers found an association between influenza vaccine and miscarriage in women who had also received the vaccine the previous year. ACOG and CDC still recommend flu shots for all pregnant women.
Medscape Medical News

Pregnant With a Rare Vasculitis: How to Treat

14 september, 2017 - 19:58
Dr Stephen Paget reviews the case of a 40-year-old woman with Takayasu arteritis being treated with prednisone.
Hospital for Special Surgery

The Impact of Endometrial Manipulation on IVF Success

13 september, 2017 - 21:36
Dr Kovacs summarizes a double-blind, prospective, randomized, controlled trial that evaluated the impact of endometrial scratch on success rates of natural-cycle frozen embryo transfer.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

USPSTF Has New Draft Guidance for Cervical Cancer Screening

12 september, 2017 - 18:41
The only major change is that the USPSTF no longer recommends testing in women 30 years and older.
Medscape Medical News

Hormone Therapy: No Excess Mortality in 18-Year WHI Follow-up

12 september, 2017 - 18:41
Cardiovascular mortality, total cancer mortality, and all-cause mortality all remained statistically similar among women who did and did not use hormone therapy.
Medscape Medical News

Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Why Mortality Outcomes Are ‘Vital’

12 september, 2017 - 18:09
Dr JoAnn Manson is the lead author of a new report that examined all-cause and cause-specific mortality among women who have taken hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Limited Data on Light Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

12 september, 2017 - 18:09
Few studies have compared outcomes associated with light drinking vs abstinence in pregnancy, but experts caution that the evidence available does not show a clear absence of effect.
Medscape Medical News

American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2017 Annual Meeting

12 september, 2017 - 00:52
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ASBMR 2017
Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology

Abemaciclib: First-Line CDK4/6 Inhibitor for Breast Cancer

11 september, 2017 - 20:05
Abemaciclib, the third CDK4/6 inhibitor, in combination with endocrine therapy shows significant benefit for the first-line treatment of HR+ HER2- advanced breast cancer.
Medscape Medical News

Fewer Women Seeing Ob-Gyns, Researchers Find

9 september, 2017 - 01:00
The percentage of women who see an obstetrician-gynecologist has declined steadily since 2000, and evidence suggests it is not just a substitution of specialties.
Medscape Medical News