Maternal use of psychostimulants for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder during pregnancy appears to only slightly increase the relative risk of pre-eclampsia and preterm birth, according to a population-based cohort study.
Consuming about four or more servings of dark-green leafy vegetables, as well as corn and tubers, every day may confer benefits for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in early postmenopausal women, a study from Hong Kong has shown.
Elevated hair cortisol concentrations, along with higher levels of pregnancy-specific stress, perceived stress and psychopathological symptoms, are associated with postpartum depression, a recent study has shown.
In children born extremely preterm, severe foetal growth restriction (FGR) appears to be associated with an elevated risk of developing multiple cognitive and behavioural dysfunctions at 10 years of age, a study has found.
The activity level of P450c21, an adrenal-specific enzyme, is reduced in lean patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), suggesting a role of adrenal androgen excess in obesity, a recent study has found.
High-grade serous carcinomas (HGSCs) of the pelvis, whether associated with serous tubal intra-epithelial carcinoma lesions or not, appear to have shared biologic origin in the distal fallopian tube, according to a recent study.
Having a body mass index of (BMI) 60 kg/m2 or greater at the time of delivery appears to be detrimental to neonates and mothers alike, such that it increases neonatal morbidity and maternal complication rates compared with a BMI of between 30 and 59 kg/m2, a study has found.
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is the commonest cause of severe early-onset neonatal infection, which is associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality (5–10%).1-3 About half of GBS meningitis will be complicated by neurodevelopment impairment. Because the early-onset disease develops shortly and rapidly after birth, there has been little improvement in the disease treatment, and the focus thus lies in disease prevention.
Dr Tan Toh Lick, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Thomson
Women’s Clinic, and Thomson Wellth Clinic Singapore, shares the complexities
of diagnosing polycystic ovarian syndrome in adolescent girls
Evacuation proctography, magnetic resonance imaging, and transperineal and endovaginal ultrasonography demonstrate similar diagnostic test accuracy for posterior pelvic floor disorders in women with obstructed defecation syndrome, a recent study has shown.
Results of a recent clinical trial showed that treatment with niraparib, a poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, improved progression-free survival (PFS) by more than 15 months in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer responding to platinum.