Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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Elvira Manzano, 7 hours ago
People living with HIV (PLWH) who are hospitalized for COVID-19 are not more likely to die than those without HIV despite having comorbidities associated with worse COVID-19 outcomes, a US study has shown.

12 hours ago
Obesity is common among women with type 1 diabetes and may mess with the menstrual cycle as well as contribute to an increased risk of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a study.
Audrey Abella, Yesterday
Meditation and mindfulness interventions may reduce perceived stress in women who had recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL; ie, ≥3 consecutive losses), according to data presented at ESHRE 2020.
Pearl Toh, 3 days ago
The incidence of cerebral palsy among children conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) has been halved over the past two decades, although the risk of cerebral palsy remains higher than children who are conceived naturally, according to a Nordic study presented at the ESHRE 2020 Meeting.
3 days ago
A short meal-to-bedtime may cause problems during pregnancy, contributing to an increased risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and reflux-related insomnia, a study has found.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 3 days ago
The benefit of using dolutegravir for HIV treatment in pregnant women outweighs the risk. This is the message delivered by two studies presented at the 23rd International AIDS Conference, which have shown that the drug induces rapid viral suppression and brings a slight but nonsignificant risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) compared with other antiretrovirals.
Audrey Abella, 6 days ago
De-escalating the BEACOPPescalated* regimen through a PET-driven strategy may reduce the risk of acute premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) in women with newly diagnosed advanced Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), subanalysis results of the phase III AHL2011 trial have shown.
Special Reports
12 Dec 2019
Rotavirus (RV) is highly contagious. Globally, 2 million children are hospitalized and more than 500,000 die annually from RV associated gastroenteritis. Therefore, vaccination is imperative for the prevention of RV infections.
10 Dec 2019
Oral H1-antihistamines are the initial treatment of choice for allergic rhinitis (AR) and chronic urticaria in the primary care setting. However, in a diverse population of patients with AR and urticaria, primary care physicians are faced with the challenge of prescribing the best therapy amid a wide armamentarium of antihistamines available.
12 Jun 2019
Urogenital infections remain a major reason for women to visit their family physician and their subsequent referral to obstetrics and gynaecology or urology specialists. The association between abnormal vaginal microbiota and an increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as well as an increased rate of preterm labour, indicates the need to better understand and manage urogenital health in women. Probiotics are “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. As such, there is a sound rationale for using probiotics to maintain female vaginal and bladder health.
01 Sep 2018

Gangliosides and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) play critical roles in early childhood brain development. 

Dr Joslyn Ngu, 04 Dec 2017

Incorporating polygenic risk scores based on 18 SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) into risk stratification for breast cancer will improve screening results, says an expert.

Dr Joslyn Ngu, 04 Dec 2017

Making genetic testing mainstream, allows more patients to be tested, identifies more carriers and enables appropriate stratification of treatment and outcomes, says an expert.

Dr Joslyn Ngu, 04 Dec 2017

Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome, which is primarily caused by BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, make up 8 to 10 percent of all breast cancers, says a senior consultant.

Conference Reports
Audrey Abella, 12 Aug 2020
Meditation and mindfulness interventions may reduce perceived stress in women who had recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL; ie, ≥3 consecutive losses), according to data presented at ESHRE 2020.
Pearl Toh, 10 Aug 2020
The incidence of cerebral palsy among children conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) has been halved over the past two decades, although the risk of cerebral palsy remains higher than children who are conceived naturally, according to a Nordic study presented at the ESHRE 2020 Meeting.
Audrey Abella, 07 Aug 2020
De-escalating the BEACOPPescalated* regimen through a PET-driven strategy may reduce the risk of acute premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) in women with newly diagnosed advanced Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), subanalysis results of the phase III AHL2011 trial have shown.
Elaine Soliven, 05 Aug 2020
Children who were born after freeze-only embryo transfer (ET) experienced improved early developmental outcomes, particularly problem solving and fine motor skills, than those who were born after fresh ET, according to a follow-up study presented at ESHRE 2020.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 04 Aug 2020

Female cancer survivors who undergo fertility preservation before cancer treatment often use their stored gametes/embryos. This highlights the effectiveness of pre-cancer fertility preservation, according to a study presented at ESHRE 2020.

 

Pearl Toh, 31 Jul 2020
Early ovarian ageing may be predictive of later health problems, suggests a large cohort study presented at the 2020 ESHRE Meeting.
Elaine Soliven, 27 Jul 2020
The use of linzagolix, a new oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist, with or without add-back therapy (ABT) significantly reduces heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) in women with uterine fibroids, according to the PRIMROSE 2* trial presented at ESHRE 2020.
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