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Editorial: Covid-19 treatments and vaccines must be evaluated in pregnancy.

15 Oct, 2021 | 02:41h | UTC

Covid-19 treatments and vaccines must be evaluated in pregnancy – The BMJ

Related:

Two observational studies suggest spontaneous abortion is not increased following COVID-19 mRNA vaccination during pregnancy.

Study shows high effectiveness of the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy.

5 Crucial Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy.

CDC Guidance: Pregnant people should be vaccinated against COVID-19.

ACOG and SMFM Recommend COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant Individuals – “ACOG encourages its members to enthusiastically recommend vaccination to their patients.”

Cohort study: Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine associated with 78% lower risk of Covid-19 in pregnancy.

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cohort study: Vaccinated pregnant patients had 90% lower risk of severe or critical Covid-19 compared with unvaccinated pregnant patients.

15 Oct, 2021 | 02:38h | UTC

Maternal Outcomes After Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Infection in Vaccinated Compared With Unvaccinated Pregnant Patients – Obstetrics & Gynecology

Related:

Two observational studies suggest spontaneous abortion is not increased following COVID-19 mRNA vaccination during pregnancy.

Study shows high effectiveness of the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy.

5 Crucial Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy.

CDC Guidance: Pregnant people should be vaccinated against COVID-19.

ACOG and SMFM Recommend COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant Individuals – “ACOG encourages its members to enthusiastically recommend vaccination to their patients.”

Cohort study: Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine associated with 78% lower risk of Covid-19 in pregnancy.

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


RCT: Laser treatment not better than sham treatment on symptom severity in women with postmenopausal vaginal symptoms.

13 Oct, 2021 | 01:30h | UTC

Effect of Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser vs Sham Treatment on Symptom Severity in Women With Postmenopausal Vaginal Symptoms: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

News release: This laser is supposed to rejuvenate vaginal tissue. But scientists say it’s no better than a placebo – University of New South Wales

Editorial: Time for a “Pause” on the Use of Vaginal Laser (free for a limited period)

Author Interview: Effect of Carbon Dioxide Laser vs Sham Therapy on Women With Postmenopausal Vaginal Symptoms

Commentary: Vagina lasering for postmenopausal women ‘may be placebo’ – The Guardian

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Anemia prevalence in women of reproductive age in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2018.

13 Oct, 2021 | 01:21h | UTC

Anemia prevalence in women of reproductive age in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2018 – Nature Medicine

Invited commentary: Anemia in women — an intractable problem that requires innovative solutions – Nature Medicine

 


Review | Chronic hypertension and superimposed preeclampsia: screening and diagnosis.

3 Oct, 2021 | 22:23h | UTC

Chronic hypertension and superimposed preeclampsia: screening and diagnosis – American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

 


USPSTF Statement: Start low-dose aspirin after 12 weeks of gestation for women at high risk for preeclampsia.

29 Sep, 2021 | 10:12h | UTC

USPSTF Recommendation Statement: Aspirin Use to Prevent Preeclampsia and Related Morbidity and Mortality – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Editorial: Low-Dose Aspirin for the Prevention of Preeclampsia

Evidence report: Aspirin Use to Prevent Preeclampsia and Related Morbidity and Mortality: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force

Commentary: Aspirin Use to Prevent Preeclampsia: USPSTF Recommendation – American College of Cardiology

Author interview: USPSTF Recommendation: Aspirin Use to Prevent Preeclampsia and Related Morbidity and Mortality – JAMA

JAMA Patient Page: Use of Aspirin During Pregnancy to Prevent Preeclampsia

 


Preliminary randomized trial suggests metformin may prolong gestation in preterm pre-eclampsia.

29 Sep, 2021 | 10:02h | UTC

Use of metformin to prolong gestation in preterm pre-eclampsia: randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial – The BMJ

News release: Diabetes drug may help to prolong preterm pregnancies in women with pre-eclampsia – British Medical Journal

Commentary: Metformin May Prolong Gestation in Women With Preterm Preeclampsia – HealthDay

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Consensus Statement: Paracetamol use during pregnancy — a call for precautionary action – “Pregnant women should minimize risk by using the lowest effective APAP dose for the shortest possible time”.

26 Sep, 2021 | 22:02h | UTC

Paracetamol use during pregnancy — a call for precautionary action – Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Editorial: Caution needed: paracetamol use in pregnancy – Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Commentaries:

New research cautions about possible risks of acetaminophen use during pregnancy – STAT

Expert reaction to statement on paracetamol use during pregnancy – Science Media Centre

A Common Pain Relief Med Used in Pregnancy Should Be Taken with Caution, Experts Warn – ScienceAlert

Scientists suggest pregnant women only take paracetamol/acetaminophen if medically necessary – MedicalXpress

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Less common bacterial, fungal and viral infections: review of management in the pregnant patient.

26 Sep, 2021 | 21:38h | UTC

Less common bacterial, fungal and viral infections: review of management in the pregnant patient – Drugs in Context

 


Systematic review: Instruments for assisted vaginal birth.

26 Sep, 2021 | 21:35h | UTC

Instruments for assisted vaginal birth – Cochrane Library

Summary: Instruments for assisted vaginal birth – Cochrane Library

 


Large, multinational cohort suggests ondansetron use in pregnancy does not increase the risk for adverse fetal outcomes.

24 Sep, 2021 | 08:57h | UTC

Comparison of Pregnancy Outcomes of Patients Treated With Ondansetron vs Alternative Antiemetic Medications in a Multinational, Population-Based Cohort – JAMA Network Open

Editorial: Providing Data to Empower Pregnant Patients to Make Evidence-Based Choices

Related: Cohort Study: Maternal Ondansetron Use and Risk of Cardiac Malformations and Oral Clefts in Offspring

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO global antimicrobial resistance surveillance for Neisseria gonorrhoeae 2017–18 – In many countries, ciprofloxacin resistance was exceedingly high, and decreased susceptibility or resistance to ceftriaxone and cefixime continued to emerge.

24 Sep, 2021 | 08:53h | UTC

WHO global antimicrobial resistance surveillance for Neisseria gonorrhoeae 2017–18: a retrospective observational study – The Lancet Microbe

 


An Update on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Pregnancy.

21 Sep, 2021 | 09:51h | UTC

An Update on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Pregnancy – American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 


Case series: Assessment of silicone particle migration among women undergoing removal or revision of silicone breast implants in the Netherlands.

21 Sep, 2021 | 08:59h | UTC

Assessment of Silicone Particle Migration Among Women Undergoing Removal or Revision of Silicone Breast Implants in the Netherlands – JAMA Network Open

Invited commentary: Silicone Breast Implants and Disease—Many Questions Unanswered

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Tamsulosin may prevent postoperative urinary retention following female pelvic reconstructive surgery.

17 Sep, 2021 | 09:56h | UTC

Tamsulosin vs placebo to prevent postoperative urinary retention following female pelvic reconstructive surgery: a multicenter randomized controlled trial – American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Continuous Medical Education in Obstetric Medicine – Short reviews on key topics: 1) Tachycardia in Pregnancy; 2) Metabolic Emergencies; 3) Liver Diseases; 4) Covid-19; 5) Severe Hypertension.

17 Sep, 2021 | 09:55h | UTC

Homepage – Clinical Medicine Journal

Tachycardia in pregnancy: when to worry?

Metabolic emergencies in pregnancy

Liver diseases in pregnancy

COVID-19 in pregnancy

Severe hypertension in pregnancy

 


The USPSTF maintains the recommendation to screen for chlamydia and gonorrhea in all sexually active women 24 years or younger and in women 25 years or older who are at increased risk for infection.

15 Sep, 2021 | 08:57h | UTC

Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Editorial: Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea – JAMA

Evidence Report : Screening for Chlamydial and Gonococcal Infections: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force – JAMA

Author Interview: USPSTF Recommendation: Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

JAMA Patient Page: Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

 


Supplement: FIGO Working Group for Preterm Birth – Good Practice Recommendations.

15 Sep, 2021 | 08:56h | UTC

Homepage: FIGO Working Group for Preterm Birth – Good Practice Recommendations – International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics

Editorial: FIGO good practice recommendations for reducing preterm birth and improving child outcomes

FIGO good practice recommendations on the importance of registry data for monitoring rates and health systems performance in prevention and management of preterm birth

FIGO good practice recommendations on modifiable causes of iatrogenic preterm birth

FIGO good practice recommendations on reduction of preterm birth in pregnancies conceived by assisted reproductive technologies

FIGO good practice recommendations on progestogens for prevention of preterm delivery

FIGO good practice recommendations on cervical cerclage for prevention of preterm birth

FIGO good practice recommendations on the use of pessary for reducing the frequency and improving outcomes of preterm birth

FIGO good practice recommendations on the use of prenatal corticosteroids to improve outcomes and minimize harm in babies born preterm

FIGO good practice recommendations on magnesium sulfate administration for preterm fetal neuroprotection

FIGO good practice recommendations on delayed umbilical cord clamping

 


Review | Recommendations and Nutritional Considerations for Female Athletes: Health and Performance.

15 Sep, 2021 | 08:49h | UTC

Recommendations and Nutritional Considerations for Female Athletes: Health and Performance – Sports Medicine

 


Systematic Review: Partial breast irradiation versus whole breast radiotherapy for early breast cancer.

15 Sep, 2021 | 08:46h | UTC

Partial breast irradiation versus whole breast radiotherapy for early breast cancer – Cochrane Library

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Management of high-risk pulmonary embolism in pregnancy.

15 Sep, 2021 | 08:43h | UTC

Management of high-risk pulmonary embolism in pregnancy – Thrombosis Research

 


Long-term report of study evaluating radiation following surgical excision for good-risk ductal carcinoma in situ.

14 Sep, 2021 | 08:44h | UTC

Randomized Phase III Trial Evaluating Radiation Following Surgical Excision for Good-Risk Ductal Carcinoma In Situ: Long-Term Report From NRG Oncology/RTOG 9804 – Journal of Clinical Oncology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic review finds there is insufficient evidence that AI breast cancer screening is accurate enough to replace human scrutiny.

10 Sep, 2021 | 05:12h | UTC

Insufficient evidence that AI breast cancer screening is accurate enough to replace human scrutiny – The BMJ

Original study: Use of artificial intelligence for image analysis in breast cancer screening programmes: systematic review of test accuracy – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Two observational studies suggest spontaneous abortion is not increased following COVID-19 mRNA vaccination during pregnancy.

9 Sep, 2021 | 10:04h | UTC

Study 1: Spontaneous Abortion Following COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy – JAMA

Study 2: Receipt of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccines and Risk of Spontaneous Abortion – New England Journal of Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Study shows high effectiveness of the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy.

7 Sep, 2021 | 21:48h | UTC

Effectiveness of the BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy – Nature Medicine

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


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