Women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) appear to have better functional status prior to menopause, with a recent study reporting that menopause is associated with a worsening progression of functional decline in RA.
There appears to be an inverse relationship between Apgar scores at 5 and 10 minutes and the risk of cerebral palsy and epilepsy, with lower scores corresponding to significantly elevated risks, a recent study has found.
An early response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) in cervical cancer patients is significantly associated with higher disease-free survival (DFS) and improved survival rates, a recent study has shown.
Anthropometric parameters, such as increased neck circumference (NC) and elevated pregestational body mass index (preBMI) may be useful in predicting gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a recent study has shown.
Prenatal alcohol consumption in mothers appears to exert negative effects on child behaviour, according to a recent study, which reports a partly dose-response association between ethyl glucuronide (EtG), a meconium alcohol metabolite, and impaired attention and lower cognitive performance.
Women with neuropathic bladder (NB) and paediatric lower urinary tract reconstruction (LUTR) are at increased risk of developing complications during pregnancy and caesarean delivery (CD), with those having prolonged labour, prior CD or a history of noncompliance having the worst complications, according to a study.
Cannabis use during pregnancy increases the risk of maternal anaemia, and causes several adverse outcomes in infants like low birth weight (LBW), and increased neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admissions, show findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Estrogen receptor α (ESR1) mutations Y537S and D538G are associated with reduced overall survival (OS) in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative metastatic breast cancer, according to findings of a secondary analysis of the BOLERO-2* clinical trial.