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.
Immediate administration of the antifibrinolytic tranexamic acid increased the likelihood of survival in patients with acute severe haemorrhage, with efficacy reducing with every 15-minute delay in treatment, according to a large study.
A blood pressure (BP) reading of 130/80 mm Hg or higher is the ‘new high’ in the latest AHA/ACC* hypertension guidelines, a threshold that is tighter than the JNC 7** cutpoint of 140/90 mm Hg for stage 1 hypertension in the general population. The change will mean more patients being labelled with hypertension.
Indication and demand for genetic testing have increased in recent years, with tests becoming more readily available and affordable, says a leading oncologist at ESMO Asia 2017, highlighting that appreciation of ethical, social, and legal implications of testing and proper test interpretation are important for optimal patient management.
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.
In pregnant women, greater adherence to the vegetable-fruit-rice (VFR) diet pattern and lesser adherence to the seafood-noodle (SFN) diet pattern appear to improve sleep quality, according to a new Singapore study.
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.
An initial strategy of 1-year romosozumab followed by alendronate is superior over alendronate alone in reducing new vertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture, according to the ARCH* study.
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.