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Mental health problems contribute to a quarter of “later” maternal deaths after childbirth

Maternal deaths in the United Kingdom have continued to fall, but more could be done to prevent suicides during pregnancy or in the first year after birth, the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths has found.1  
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Mental health problems contribute to a quarter of “later” maternal deaths after childbirth

Maternal deaths in the United Kingdom have continued to fall, but more could be done to prevent suicides during pregnancy or in the first year after birth, the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths has found.1  
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over 4 years ago
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Mental health problems contribute to a quarter of “later” maternal deaths after childbirth

Maternal deaths in the United Kingdom have continued to fall, but more could be done to prevent suicides during pregnancy or in the first year after birth, the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths has found.1  
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over 4 years ago
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DPP-Style Intervention Cuts Weight After Gestational Diabetes

A Kaiser study finds that a lifestyle intervention can modestly reduce postpartum weight retention, compared with usual care, and increase vigorous activity in women with past gestational diabetes.  
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over 4 years ago
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Vaginal Mesh Use for Prolapse Repair Drops After 2011 Warning

However, mesh is still used 23% of the time. Experts say findings are further evidence that the 510(k) pathway to device approval that does not require clinical trials is flawed.  
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over 4 years ago
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2015 Ob/Gyn News Quiz

With 2015 coming to a close, here's a chance to look back and see how well you remember the obstetrics and gynecology news from this year.  
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over 4 years ago
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ACOG Updates Guidelines on Prenatal Obesity, Exercise

New guidelines from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology emphasize the need for exercise during pregnancy and the post-postpartum period to prevent or correct maternal weight issues.  
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over 4 years ago
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Chorioamnionitis-Exposed Newborns May Be Asymptomatic at Birth

New research supports current guidelines on prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal disease (GBS) that recommend diagnostic evaluation and empirical antibiotic therapy for well-appearing infants born to mothers with chorioamnionitis.  
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over 4 years ago
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FDA Reclassifies Vaginal Mesh as a High-Risk Device

Already hounded by numerous lawsuits over adverse events, manufacturers have 30 months to prove the safety and effectiveness of these devices for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse.  
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over 4 years ago
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Oral Antifungal in Pregnancy Increases Miscarriage Risk

Oral fluconazole, sometimes prescribed for vaginal candidiasis in pregnancy when a topical azole fails, was associated in a large study with a significantly increased risk for spontaneous abortions.  
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over 4 years ago
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Intravaginal DHEA Eases Postmenopausal Vaginal Dryness, Pain

Daily intravaginal DHEA suppositories give relief to postmenopausal women for whom sex is painful, but who cannot or do not want to use estrogen treatments.  
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over 4 years ago
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Oral antifungal is associated with increased risk of miscarriage

Use of the oral antifungal drug fluconazole during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of miscarriage in an analysis of 1.4 million pregnancies in Denmark published in JAMA.1  
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over 4 years ago
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Biomarker Ratio Predicts Low Preeclampsia Risk

In pregnant women with suspected preeclampsia, a low ratio of specific angiogenic factors predicted the short-term absence of the hypertensive condition in a prospective study.  
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over 4 years ago
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Eating Potatoes Before Pregnancy Linked to Gestational Diabetes

A study suggests that eating potatoes before pregnancy may increase the risk of gestational diabetes; substituting vegetables, legumes, or whole grains for potatoes may reduce this risk.  
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over 4 years ago
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Ewing's Sarcoma of the Cervix, a Diagnostic Dilemma

This case of Ewing's sarcoma of the cervix, initially misdiagnosed as small cell carcinoma, highlights the diagnostic challenges due to their overlapping clinical and histopathological features.  
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over 4 years ago
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Three Italian hospitals where women died in labour are criticised in report

The effect of the funding crisis on hospital services, and on obstetrics in particular, is in the spotlight in Italy, after a series of deaths during labour has resulted in government inspectors declaring major deficiencies in three hospitals.  
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over 4 years ago
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Three Italian hospitals where women died in labour are criticised in report

The effect of the funding crisis on hospital services, and on obstetrics in particular, is in the spotlight in Italy, after a series of deaths during labour has resulted in government inspectors declaring major deficiencies in three hospitals.  
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over 4 years ago
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Early-Pregnancy Test Predicts Preterm Birth in High-Risk Women

Quantitative cervicovaginal fetal fibronectin as early as 18 weeks' gestation predicts preterm birth in asymptomatic high-risk women, according to a prospective cohort study.  
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over 4 years ago
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Most Malpractice Claims Attributed to Few Physicians

The risk of accruing another paid claim increased with each previous claim and within surgical subspecialties and obstetrics-gynecology.  
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over 4 years ago
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UKCTOCS: Ovaries, P-values & Questions - Broome Docs

Ovarian cancer is a horrible disease.  It is often asymptomatic until late in its course and then causes a lot of suffering.  This is a disease with an ext  
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over 4 years ago