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USPSTF Draft Statement | Screening for depression is recommended in the adult population.

23 Sep, 2022 | 13:16h | UTC

Screening for Depression and Suicide Risk in Adults – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

 


USPSTF Draft Statement | Screening for anxiety and depression in adults is recommended.

23 Sep, 2022 | 13:15h | UTC

Screening for Anxiety in Adults – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

 


M-A of randomized trials | Ondansetron vs. Metoclopramide for managing hyperemesis gravidarum.

19 Sep, 2022 | 12:34h | UTC

Ondansetron versus metoclopramide for managing hyperemesis gravidarum: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – Turkish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Commentary: Ondansetron or metoclopramide, which is better for managing hyperemesis gravidarum? – Medical Dialogues

 


Study reveals the risk factors associated with infection following operative vaginal birth.

15 Sep, 2022 | 13:02h | UTC

Factors associated with infection following operative vaginal birth – a secondary analysis of the ANODE randomized controlled trial – American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 


Pregnancy-related acute myocardial infarction: a review of the recent literature.

15 Sep, 2022 | 12:59h | UTC

Pregnancy-related acute myocardial infarction: a review of the recent literature – Clinical Research in Cardiology

 


Systematic Review | Maternal postures for fetal malposition in labor for improving the health of mothers and their infants.

14 Sep, 2022 | 13:12h | UTC

Maternal postures for fetal malposition in labour for improving the health of mothers and their infants – Cochrane Library

Summary: Mothers’ positions in labour when baby is lying ‘back-to-back’ – Cochrane Library

 


Expert Opinion | Clinical management of pregnancy in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

14 Sep, 2022 | 13:02h | UTC

Clinical management of pregnancy in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: An expert opinion – Clinical Endocrinology

 


Cluster RCT | Tighter vs. less tight glycemic targets for women with gestational diabetes mellitus for reducing maternal and perinatal morbidity.

13 Sep, 2022 | 13:21h | UTC

Tighter or less tight glycaemic targets for women with gestational diabetes mellitus for reducing maternal and perinatal morbidity: A stepped-wedge, cluster-randomised trial – PLOS Medicine

 


Guidelines for cancer treatment during pregnancy: ethics-related content evolution and implications for clinicians.

11 Sep, 2022 | 22:47h | UTC

Guidelines for Cancer Treatment during Pregnancy: Ethics-Related Content Evolution and Implications for Clinicians – Cancers

 


Study shows vaginal birth is feasible in some patients with low-lying placenta.

11 Sep, 2022 | 22:39h | UTC

Trial of Labor Compared With Elective Cesarean Delivery for Low-Lying Placenta – Obstetrics & Gynecology

Commentary: Vaginal birth possible in 50% of women with low-lying placenta – MDedge

 


M-A | Performance of single serum progesterone in the evaluation of symptomatic first-trimester pregnant patients.

11 Sep, 2022 | 22:32h | UTC

Performance of single serum progesterone in the evaluation of symptomatic first-trimester pregnant patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (if the link is paywalled, try this one)

 


Cluster RCT | Umbilical cord milking may improve health in non-vigorous term and near-term infants.

8 Sep, 2022 | 14:47h | UTC

News Release: Umbilical cord milking may improve health in non-vigorous term and near-term infants – NIH News Releases

Original Study: Umbilical cord milking in non-vigorous infants: A cluster-randomized crossover trial – American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cohort Study | Associations between maternal antenatal corticosteroid treatment and psychological developmental and neurosensory disorders in children.

6 Sep, 2022 | 14:26h | UTC

Associations Between Maternal Antenatal Corticosteroid Treatment and Psychological Developmental and Neurosensory Disorders in Children – JAMA Network Open

Commentary: Toxicity of antenatal steroids on the developing brain – Neonatal Research

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cohort Study | Dolutegravir in pregnancy as compared with current HIV regimens.

1 Sep, 2022 | 11:55h | UTC

Dolutegravir in Pregnancy as Compared with Current HIV Regimens in the United States – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Related:

RCT | 72 weeks post-partum follow-up of dolutegravir versus efavirenz initiated in late pregnancy.

WHO Recommends Dolutegravir as Preferred HIV Treatment Option in All Populations

Week 96 results from a RCT: Efficacy and safety of dolutegravir or darunavir combined with lamivudine plus either zidovudine or tenofovir for second-line treatment of HIV infection.

RCT: Efficacy and safety of switching to the 2-drug regimen Dolutegravir/Lamivudine vs. continuing a 3- or 4-Drug regimen for maintaining virologic suppression in adults living with HIV-1.

RCT: Low-cost, easy to take antiretroviral treatment based on Dolutegravir as first- or second-Line therapy found to be non-inferior to standard care for treating HIV-1 infection in children.

RCT: Dolutegravir or Darunavir in combination with Zidovudine or Tenofovir to treat HIV.

Randomized controlled trial compared three antiretroviral regimens started in pregnant women with HIV

Randomized Trial: Switching to Dolutegravir/Lamivudine Two-Drug Regimen Noninferior to Continuing a Tenofovir Alafenamide–Based Three- or Four-Drug Regimen for Maintenance of Virologic Suppression in Adults With HIV-1

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Relationship between maternal caffeine and coffee intake and pregnancy loss: a grading of recommendations assessment, development, and evaluation-assessed, dose-response meta-analysis of observational studies.

31 Aug, 2022 | 11:35h | UTC

Relationship between maternal caffeine and coffee intake and pregnancy loss: A grading of recommendations assessment, development, and evaluation-assessed, dose-response meta-analysis of observational studies – Frontiers in Nutrition

Related: Cohort study: Even small amounts of Caffeine consumption in pregnancy were linked to smaller neonatal birth size

 


Study shows an increasing incidence of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.

30 Aug, 2022 | 11:52h | UTC

Association of Birth Year of Pregnant Individuals With Trends in Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in the United States, 1995-2019 – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries:

Increased incidence of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in young Americans – News Medical

Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy on the Rise – AJMC

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A | Adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes associated with Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvum.

29 Aug, 2022 | 12:06h | UTC

Adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes associated with Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvum: a systematic review and meta-analysis – BMJ Open

 


M-A | Family history of psychiatric disorders as a risk factor for maternal postpartum depression.

26 Aug, 2022 | 13:04h | UTC

Family History of Psychiatric Disorders as a Risk Factor for Maternal Postpartum Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Psychiatry (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries:

Postpartum Depression More Likely in New Moms With Family History of Psychiatric Disorders – Psychiatric News Alert

Family History of Mental Illness Ups Odds for Postpartum Depression – HealthDay

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cohort Study | Characteristics of prescription opioid analgesics in pregnancy and risk of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome in newborns.

25 Aug, 2022 | 12:02h | UTC

Characteristics of Prescription Opioid Analgesics in Pregnancy and Risk of Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome in Newborns – JAMA Network Open

 


RCT | In women at risk of preterm delivery, half dose antenatal Dexamethasone was NOT noninferior compared to full dose Dexamethasone on neonatal outcomes.

24 Aug, 2022 | 14:20h | UTC

Neonatal outcomes for women at risk of preterm delivery given half dose versus full dose of antenatal betamethasone: a randomised, multicentre, double-blind, placebo-controlled, non-inferiority trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Calcium for pre-eclampsia prevention | A systematic review and network meta-analysis to guide personalized antenatal care.

22 Aug, 2022 | 11:47h | UTC

Calcium for pre-eclampsia prevention: A systematic review and network meta-analysis to guide personalised antenatal care – British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Related: WHO recommendation: Calcium supplementation during pregnancy for the prevention of pre-eclampsia and its complications – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT | A lower glycemic criteria in not better than higher glycemic criteria for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes.

18 Aug, 2022 | 13:04h | UTC

Lower versus Higher Glycemic Criteria for Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Pros and cons with lower vs higher threshold for gestational diabetes diagnosis – medwire News

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Retrospective cohort study | Risk of preterm birth, small for gestational age at birth, and stillbirth after covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy.

18 Aug, 2022 | 12:51h | UTC

Risk of preterm birth, small for gestational age at birth, and stillbirth after covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy: population based retrospective cohort study – The BMJ

News Release: No link between COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy and higher risk of preterm birth or stillbirth – British Medical Journal

Related:

SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy – Nature Reviews Immunology

Cohort Study: COVID-19 vaccination during early pregnancy was not associated with increased risk of congenital fetal anomalies.

Retrospective Cohort: A population-based study in Sweden and Norway did not find an increased risk of pregnancy complications after COVID-19 vaccination.

WHO Questions and Answers: COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy.

COVID vaccines safely protect pregnant people: the data are in.

COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy—number needed to vaccinate to avoid harm.

A case-controlled study showed Covid-19 vaccination during early pregnancy was not associated with increased risk of first-trimester miscarriage.

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

AstraZeneca vaccination not linked to reduced fertility rates and adverse birth outcomes.

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

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

 


M-A | Interventions for the prevention or treatment of epidural-related maternal fever.

18 Aug, 2022 | 12:45h | UTC

Interventions for the prevention or treatment of epidural-related maternal fever: a systematic review and meta-analysis – British Journal of Anaesthesia

 


Preventing stillbirth: a review of screening and prevention strategies.

18 Aug, 2022 | 12:36h | UTC

Preventing Stillbirth: A Review of Screening and Prevention Strategies – Maternal-Fetal Medicine

 


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