The Latest Clinical Articles in Obstetrics & Gynecology

1Efficacy and safety of lornoxicam vs ibuprofen in primary dysmenorrhea: A randomized, double-blind, double dummy, active-controlled, cross over studyEuropean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
2Postpartum evaluation of blood pressure and proteinuria in women with severe preeclampsiaPregnancy Hypertension, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
3Formerly eclamptic women have lower nonpregnant blood pressure compared with formerly pre-eclamptic women: A retrospective cohort studyBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
4Maternal and perinatal outcomes in women with and without hypertensive syndromes submitted to induction of labor with misoprostolPregnancy Hypertension, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
5Ketanserin versus dihydralazine for the treatment of severe hypertension in early-onset preeclampsia: A double blind randomized controlled trialEuropean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
6The direct and indirect costs of uterine fibroids: A systematic review of the literature between 2000 and 2013American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
7Long-term survival advantage and prognostic factors associated with intraperitoneal chemotherapy treatment in advanced ovarian cancer: a gynecologic oncology group studyJournal of Clinical Oncology, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
8Prevalence of and risk factors for gestational diabetes using 1999, 2013 WHO and IADPSG criteria upon implementation of a universal one-step screening and diagnostic strategy in a sub-Saharan African populationEuropean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
9Ovotesticular disorder of sex development: a single center experience OT DSD: Single center experienceEndocrine Practice, March 27, 2015  Review Article
10Pretreatment health measures and complications after surgical management of elderly women with breast cancerBritish Journal of Surgery, March 27, 2015  Review Article
1American College of Physicians joins HHS in accelerating alternative payment methods through ‘Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network’ American College of Physicians News, March 26, 2015
2Brigham and Women's Hospital performs first robotic single-site myomectomyBrigham and Women's Hospital, March 19, 2015
3Dartmouth investigators identify window of vulnerability for STIs to infect human female reproductive tractNorris Cotton Cancer Center News, March 18, 2015
4Combating osteoporosis before a hip breaksLinköping University News, March 18, 2015
5Antibiotics found to have unexpected effects on mitochondriaEcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne News, March 17, 2015
6Geography matters: Imaging overuse seen for breast & prostate cancer in certain regions across the U.S.NYU Langone Medical Center, March 17, 2015
7Stressful life events experienced by women in the year before their infants' births - United States, 2000-2010Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, March 16, 2015
8Birth weight and pregnancy complications associated with the enamel defectsInternational Association for Dental Research News, March 16, 2015
9Low breast density in mammography worsens breast cancer prognosisUniversity of Eastern Finland News, March 16, 2015

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As reported in Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy, patients with epilepsy (n=3182) have a 3-fold increased risk for cerebral stroke. The risk was highest in the 20-39 year age group and those taking high doses of anti-epileptic medications.

Pre-operative tranexamic acid reduces blood loss in ovarian cancer patients

As reported in ACTA Obstetricia et Gynecologica, a single pre-operative dose of tranexamic acid (15 mg/kg) significantly reduced blood loss (520 cc vs 730 cc) and the transfusion rate (30% vs. 44%) in ovarian cancer patients (n=100) undergoing radical debulking.

Endometrial and ovarian cancer risk increased in PCOS

Based on a meta-analysis reported in Human Reproduction Update, women with polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS] (n=919; 11 studies) < 54 years of age, are at increased risk for endometrial (HR = 4.05) and ovarian cancer (HR = 2.52), but not breast cancer (HR = 0.78).

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