Maternal chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is associated with a 16% increase in risk of preterm birth (PTB), with substantial heterogeneity, according to an updated systematic review and meta-analysis.
The fetal fibronectin (fFN) test alone had a sensitivity of 66.7% and a specificity of 97.2% in predicting spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) in symptomatic twin pregnancies, according to a small pilot study of 40 women.
Learning several simple skills can make a breech birth safer for both mother and baby.
Updates on surgery to reduce incidence of ovarian cancer, along with the role of screening and oral contraceptives, were the key points of a presentation at the 2018 Annual ACOG Meeting in Austin.
Shoulder dystocia is a known complication of vaginal delivery that can be extremely challenging to manage, mostly because it is unpredictable and unpreventable. Hence, shoulder dystocia needs to be remedied with the maneuvers that the obstetrician is already trained in, according to a presentation at the 2018 Annual ACOG Meeting in Austin.
Ob/gyns are increasingly being called upon to care for women with side effects from treatment of breast cancer because more patients are surviving the disease.
Technology is a way to provide expanded services and reduce healthcare costs while still maintaining quality.
Prevalence of vaginal delivery of twins, both vertex and breech, has increased over the years at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, paralleling a decrease in incidence of cesarean birth.
The potentially disfiguring disease hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is becoming increasingly important to gynecologists because early detection and early treatment may prevent long-term sequelae.
About 32% of all births in the United States—or roughly 1.2 million—are cesarean deliveries, which is a 50% increase over the past decade. But are all of these cesareans necessary?