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Which sutures are superior for vaginal cervical cerclage?

Time : 8th of December 2022 10:59:39 AM Obstetrics & Gynaecology

A study included pregnant women getting vaginal cervical cerclage because of a history of premature birth or abortions. They were randomized to braided sutures or monofilament sutures. The findings suggested monofilament sutures were not superior to braided sutures in reducing pregnancy loss. The pregnancy loss rates were similar in the two groups (8% vs 7.6%).
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US News & World Report ranks hospitals for maternity care in 2022

Time : 7th of December 2022 10:09:53 AM Obstetrics & Gynaecology

These agencies evaluated 233 hospitals and released the list of the top 50 hospitals in Obstetrics and Gynecology, which treat challenging cases of uterine, ovarian, pelvic, and cervical diseases and procedures. Brigham and Women's Hospital is ranked first, while Mayo Clinic and Barnes-Jewish Hospital are ranked second and third best OB-GYN hospitals.
  US News

Is male dominance making gynecology focus on reproduction?

Time : 1st of December 2022 11:43:26 AM Physician/Medicine,Obstetrics & Gynaecology

A study revealed that male domination has made the gynecology speciality focus on fertility, reproduction, fetuses, pregnancy, and childbirth rather than women's well-being and health. Meanwhile, important diseases of the pelvic region, sexual organs, female pleasure, childbirth rights, menstrual cycle, menopause, immune system, and later life are being marginalized.
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Getting pregnant immediately after a miscarriage may not be risky

Time : 25th of November 2022 10:42:00 AM Obstetrics & Gynaecology

A recent study that analysed 72,000 conceptions revealed no significant differences in outcomes when women conceived immediately after a miscarriage or 6 months after. The study findings suggest mothers who suffered a miscarriage can conceive soon if there are no medical reasons against it. However, current recommendations ask couples to wait a few months after a miscarriage.

FDA urges for more restrictions on ovarian cancer drugs

Time : 24th of November 2022 11:35:33 AM Pharma News,Oncology,Obstetrics & Gynaecology

The agency has asked Clovis Oncology and GSK to restrict indications for their PARP inhibitors, rucaparib and niraparib, respectively, after recent data revealed a higher risk of death with this kind of drugs compared with chemotherapy. GSK already announced that it would limit the indications for patients with BRCA mutations while Clovis is currently evaluating FDA's request.
  Fierce Pharma

Is vaginal birth after c-section safe?

Time : 23rd of November 2022 11:52:47 AM Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Women who had a vaginal birth after previous c-sections were at a higher risk of pelvic floor surgery than those who had another c-section, as per a study. Pelvic organ prolapse surgery risk was 3 times higher, and urinary incontinence was 2 times higher among them. The women who had c-sections when they were in labour had comparable risk as those who planned a c-section.
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Couple welcomes twin babies from embryos frozen 30 years back

Time : 22nd of November 2022 11:43:10 AM Physician/Medicine,Paediatrics,Obstetrics & Gynaecology

These babies are believed to be born from the longest-frozen embryos that resulted in a live birth, as per reports. These donor embryos were made from a man in his 50s and a woman in her 30s and frozen in April 1992. The babies were "good-sized" and weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Previously, babies were born from embryos frozen for 27 and 24 years.

NSAIDs may reduce fertility in females with spondyloarthritis

Time : 17th of November 2022 01:09:49 PM Pharma News,Orthopaedics,Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Women who are of older age suffering from spondyloarthritis and used NSAIDS during their preconception period took longer to conceive, according to a study. These findings describe the harmful effects of NSAIDs on fertility in females with spondyloarthritis. The findings also suggest considering the discontinuation of NSAIDs in women with difficulties conceiving.

Giving birth can lower the risk of endometrial cancer

Time : 17th of November 2022 09:52:22 AM Oncology,Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Giving birth to 3 kids than none could lower women's risk of developing endometrial cancer by 50%, as per a study. Also, women spending more time on contraceptive pills or being pregnant - exposure to less estrogen - was linked to reduced chances of endometrial cancer. However, researchers were unsure if these findings hold true for oral contraceptive use and years ovulating.
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WHO recommends skin-to-skin care immediately after preterm births

Time : 16th of November 2022 01:49:57 PM Paediatrics,Obstetrics & Gynaecology

The new guidelines aim at improving the survival of small babies weighing below 2.5 kgs and babies born earlier than 37 weeks gestation. The guidelines advise immediate kangaroo mother care before incubator care. It also highlighted breastfeeding to improve outcomes for such babies. Donor human milk should be the next preference in the absence of mother's milk.
  World Health Organization