Among patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), enlarged ovarian volume and follicle excess are associated with insulin resistance, according to a study. Furthermore, the number of ovarian follicles could be a useful predictor of insulin resistance.
Preconception thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) elevation, even within the normal nonpregnant range, is associated with increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a population-based cohort study.
Electronic-based (e-based) lifestyle interventions may improve gestational weight gain, postnatal weight loss, control of caloric intake and levels of physical activity, a new meta-analysis shows.However, because of the homogeneity in techniques and the overall lack of studies, the evidence is inadequate for drawing solid conclusions.
Misoprostol is an effective noninvasive method to complete abortion in missed abortions, a new meta-analysis reveals. Moreover, sublingual doses of 600 µg or vaginal doses of 800 µg may potentially be good first doses.
Higher plasma percentages of ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and a lower ratio of ω-6-to-ω-3 PUFAs in the late-second trimester of pregnancy are predictors of less weight retention at 18 months postpartum, according to a study involving a multiethnic Asian cohort.
Conjugated oestrogens/bazedoxifene (CE/BZA) may reduce hot flush frequency by approximately half after around 8 to 10 days of treatment, according to a posthoc analysis. Sustained improvement can be achieved with continued treatment.
MSD Pharma (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. has partnered with local cancer and paediatric societies on a campaign to raise awareness about human papilloma virus (HPV) – the most common risk factor for cervical cancer – and the option to get vaccinated.
Trastuzumab emtansine provided greater overall survival improvement than capecitabine-lapatinib therapy in HER2-positive advanced breast cancer patients with treated, asymptomatic CNS metastases at baseline, according to the phase III EMILIA study.