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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108157/smfm-statement-the-role-of-cervical-pessary-placement-to-prevent-preterm-birth-in-clinical-practice
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January 17, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108156/smfm-consult-series-42-the-role-of-ultrasound-in-women-who-undergo-cell-free-dna-screening
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Mary E Norton, Joseph R Biggio, Jeffrey A Kuller, Sean C Blackwell
The introduction of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) screening for aneuploidy into obstetric practice in 2011 revolutionized the strategies utilized for prenatal testing. The purpose of this document is to review the current data on the role of ultrasound in women who have undergone or are considering cfDNA screening. The following are SMFM recommendations: 1) in women who have already received a negative cfDNA screen, ultrasound at 11-14 weeks of gestation solely for the purpose of NT measurement (CPT code 76813) is not recommended (GRADE 1B); 2) we recommend that diagnostic testing should not be recommended to patients solely for the indication of an isolated soft marker in the setting of a negative cfDNA screen (GRADE 2B); 3) in women with an isolated soft marker without other clinical implications (ie, choroid plexus cyst or echogenic intracardiac focus) and a negative cfDNA screen, we recommend describing the finding as "not clinically significant" or as a "normal variant" (GRADE 2B); 4) in women with an isolated soft marker that has no other clinical implication (ie, choroid plexus cyst or echogenic intracardiac focus) and a negative first or second trimester screening result, we recommend describing the finding as "not clinically significant" or as a "normal variant" (GRADE 2B); 5) we recommend that all women in whom a structural abnormality is identified by ultrasound should be offered diagnostic testing with chromosomal microarray (GRADE 1A); 6) we recommend against routine screening for microdeletions with cfDNA (GRADE 1B)...
January 17, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104403/a-model-to-predict-risk-of-blood-transfusion-after-gynecologic-surgery
#3
Jamie Stanhiser, Kevin Chagin, J Eric Jelovsek
BACKGROUND: A model that predicts a patient's risk of receiving a blood transfusion may facilitate selective preoperative testing and more efficient perioperative blood management utilization. OBJECTIVES: To construct and validate a model that predicts a patient's risk of receiving a blood transfusion after gynecologic surgery. STUDY DESIGN: 18,319 women who underwent gynecologic surgery at 10 institutions in a single health system by 116 surgeons between January 2010 and June 2014 were analyzed...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104402/racial-and-ethnic-differences-in-the-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-metabolic-phenotype
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Lawrence Engmann, Susan Jin, Fangbai Sun, Richard S Legro, Alex J Polotsky, Karl R Hansen, Christos Coutifaris, Michael P Diamond, Esther Eisenberg, Heping Zhang, Nanette Santoro
BACKGROUND: Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome have a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Blacks and Hispanics have a high morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus in the general population. Since metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for development of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, understanding any racial and ethnic differences in metabolic syndrome amongst women with polycystic ovarian syndrome is important for prevention strategies...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104401/leading-causes-of-preterm-delivery-as-risk-factors-for-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-very-preterm-infants-results-of-the-epipage-2-cohort-study
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Marie Chevallier, Thierry Debillon, Veronique Pierrat, Pierre Delorme, Gilles Kayem, Mélanie Durox, François Goffinet, Stephane Marret, Pierre Yves Ancel
BACKGROUND: Intraventricular hemorrhage is a major risk factor for neurodevelopmental disabilities in preterm infants. However, few studies have investigated how pregnancy complications responsible for preterm delivery are related to intraventricular hemorrhage. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between the main causes of preterm delivery and intraventricular hemorrhage in very preterm infants born in France during 2011 between 22 and 31 weeks of gestation...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104310/testing-for-zika-in-asymptomatic-travelers-at-risk
#6
EDITORIAL
Douglas W Hershey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087423/is-middle-cerebral-artery-doppler-related-to-neonatal-and-2-year-infant-outcome-in-early-fetal-growth-restriction
#7
Tamara Stampalija, Birgit Arabin, Hans Wolf, Caterina M Bilardo, Christoph Lees
BACKGROUND: Reduced fetal middle cerebral artery Doppler impedance is associated with hypoxemia in fetal growth restriction. It remains unclear as to whether this finding could be useful in timing delivery especially in third trimester. In this regard there is a paucity of evidence from prospective studies. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine whether there is an association between middle cerebral artery Doppler impedance and its ratio with the umbilical artery in relation to neonatal and 2-year infant outcome in early fetal growth restriction (26(+0)-31(+6) weeks of gestation)...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28082214/are-perioperative-bundles-associated-with-reduced-postoperative-morbidity-in-women-undergoing-benign-hysterectomy-retrospective-cohort-analysis-of-16-286-cases-in-michigan
#8
John A Harris, Anne G Sammarco, Carolyn W Swenson, Shitanshu Uppal, Neil Kamdar, Darrel Campbell, Sarah Evilsizer, John O DeLancey, Daniel M Morgan
BACKGROUND: Healthcare teams that frequently follow a bundle of evidence-based processes provide care with lower rates of morbidity. Few process bundles to improve surgical outcomes in hysterectomy have been identified. OBJECTIVES: To investigate if a bundle of four perioperative care processes is associated with fewer postoperative complications and readmissions for hysterectomies in the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC). STUDY DESIGN: A bundle of perioperative care process goals was developed retrospectively with 30 day peri- and post-operative outcome data from the Hysterectomy Initiative in MSQC...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065816/development-of-customized-fetal-growth-charts-in-twins
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Tullio Ghi, Federico Prefumo, Anna Fichera, Mariano Lanna, Enrico Periti, Nicola Persico, Elsa Viora, Giuseppe Rizzo
BACKGROUND: Twin gestations are at significantly higher risk of fetal growth restriction in comparison with singletons. Using fetal biometric charts customized for obstetrical and parental characteristics may facilitate accurate assessment of fetal growth. OBJECTIVE(S): To construct reference charts for gestation of fetal biometric parameters stratified by chorionicity and customized for obstetrical and parental characteristics. STUDY DESIGN: Fetal biometric measurements obtained from serial ultrasound examinations in uncomplicated twin pregnancies delivering after 36 weeks of gestation were collected by 19 Italian fetal medicine units under the auspices of the Società Italiana di Ecografia Ostetrica e Ginecologica...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065815/neonatal-outcomes-following-preterm-birth-classified-according-to-placental-features
#10
Janet M Catov, Christina M Scifres, Steve N Caritis, Marnie Bertolet, Jacob Larkin, W Tony Parks
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth has staggering health implications, and yet the causes of most cases are still unknown. Placental features have been understudied as an etiology for preterm birth, and the association between placental pathologic lesions and neonatal outcomes are incompletely understood. OBJECTIVE: To characterize births according to placental pathology and relate these to adverse neonatal outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: We studied 20,091 births (15,710 term and 4,381 preterm) with placental evaluations...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063910/racial-ethnic-differences-in-contraceptive-preferences-beliefs-and-self-efficacy-among-women-veterans
#11
Lisa S Callegari, Xinhua Zhao, Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, Elian Rosenfeld, Maria K Mor, Sonya Borrero
BACKGROUND: Significant racial/ethnic disparities in unintended pregnancy persist in the US, with the highest rates observed among low-income black and Hispanic women. Differences in contraceptive preferences, beliefs, and self-efficacy may be instrumental in understanding contraceptive behaviors that underlie higher rates of unintended pregnancy among racial/ethnic minorities. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to understand how contraceptive preferences, beliefs and self-efficacy vary by race and ethnicity among women veterans...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063909/periprocedural-outcomes-comparing-fibroid-embolization-and-focused-ultrasound-a-randomized-controlled-trial-and-comprehensive-cohort-analysis
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Emily P Barnard, Ahmed M AbdElmagied, Lisa E Vaughan, Amy L Weaver, Shannon K Laughlin-Tommaso, Gina K Hesley, David A Woodrum, Vanessa L Jacoby, Maureen P Kohi, Thomas M Price, Angel Nieves, Michael J Miller, Bijan J Borah, Krzysztof R Gorny, Phyllis C Leppert, Lisa G Peterson, Elizabeth A Stewart
BACKGROUND: Uterine fibroids are a common problem for reproductive-aged women, yet little comparative effectiveness research is available to guide treatment choice. Uterine artery embolization and magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound surgery are minimally invasive therapies approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for treating symptomatic uterine fibroids. The Fibroid Interventions: Reducing Symptoms Today and Tomorrow study is the first randomized controlled trial to compare these 2 fibroid treatments...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043842/repeated-measures-of-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-in-preeclamptic-and-normotensive-pregnancies
#13
Kelly K Ferguson, John D Meeker, Thomas F McElrath, Bhramar Mukherjee, David E Cantonwine
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia is a prevalent and enigmatic disease, in part characterized by poor remodeling of the spiral arteries. However, preeclampsia does not always clinically present, even when remodeling has failed to occur. Hypotheses surrounding the 'second hit' that is necessary for the clinical presentation of the disease focus on maternal inflammation and oxidative stress. Yet, the studies to date that have investigated these factors have utilized cross-sectional study designs or small study populations...
December 30, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043841/non-opioid-pain-management-in-benign-minimally-invasive-hysterectomy-a-systematic-review
#14
REVIEW
Emily Blanton, Georgine Lamvu, Insiyyah Patanwala, Kenneth I Barron, Kathryn Witzeman, Frank F Tu, Sawsan As-Sanie
BACKGROUND: Less postoperative pain is typically associated with a minimally invasive hysterectomy compared to a laparotomy approach but poor pain control can still be an issues. Multiple guidelines exist for managing postoperative pain yet most are not specialty-specific and are based on procedures bearing little relevance to a minimally invasive hysterectomy. OBJECTIVE: To determine if there is enough quality evidence within the benign gynecology literature to make non-opioid pain control recommendations for women undergoing a benign minimally invasive hysterectomy...
December 30, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041927/achieving-higher-value-obstetrical-care
#15
REVIEW
Victoria G Woo, Tiffany Lundeen, Sierra Matula, Arnold Milstein
Obstetrical care in the United States is unnecessarily costly. Birth is one of the most common reasons for healthcare utilization in the US and one of the top expenditures for payers every year. However, compared to other Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, the US spends substantially more money per birth without better outcomes. Our team at the Clinical Excellence Research Center, a center focused on improving value in healthcare, spent a year studying ways in which obstetrical care in the US can deliver better outcomes at a lower cost...
December 29, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040449/women-s-beliefs-about-the-purpose-and-value-of-routine-pelvic-examinations
#16
Laura L Norrell, Miriam Kuppermann, Michelle N Moghadassi, George F Sawaya
BACKGROUND: The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that a pelvic examination be offered to asymptomatic women after an informed discussion with their provider. While the adverse health outcomes the examination averts were not delineated, the organization stated that it helps establish open communication between patients and physicians. Recent surveys have focused on obstetrician-gynecologists' attitudes and beliefs about the examination, but the perspectives of women have not been well characterized...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040448/randomized-clinical-trial-of-postoperative-belladonna-and-opium-rectal-suppositories-in-vaginal-surgery
#17
K Butler, J Yi, M Wasson, J Klauschie, D Ryan, J Hentz, J Cornella, P Magtibay, R Kho
BACKGROUND: Following vaginal surgery oral and parenteral narcotics are commonly used for pain relief and their use may exacerbate the incidence of sedation, nausea, and vomiting; ultimately delaying convalescence. Previous studies have demonstrated that rectal analgesia following surgery results in lower pain scores and less intravenous morphine consumption. Belladonna and opium (B&O) rectal suppositories may be used to relieve pain and minimize side effects; however their efficacy has not been confirmed...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038902/long-acting-reversible-contraception-in-adolescents-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Justin T Diedrich, David A Klein, Jeffrey F Peipert
OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review of the medical literature to assess the continuation of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) among adolescents. DATA SOURCES: Ovid-MEDLINE, Cochrane databases, and Embase databases were searched using keywords relevant to the provision of long-acting contraception to adolescents. Articles published between January 2002 and August 2016, were selected for inclusion based on specific keyword searches and detailed review of bibliographies...
December 27, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038901/intrauterine-hemostatic-balloon-placement-is-less-than-12-hours-really-better
#19
LETTER
Shigeki Matsubara, Hironori Takahashi, Alan Kawarai Lefor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 27, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034657/failure-of-physiologic-transformation-of-spiral-arteries-endothelial-and-trophoblast-cell-activation-and-acute-atherosis-in-the-basal-plate-of-the-placenta
#20
Carlos A Labarrere, Hector L Dicarlo, Elaine Bammerlin, James W Hardin, Yeon M Kim, Piya Chaemsaithong, David M Haas, Ghassan S Kassab, Roberto Romero
BACKGROUND: Failure of physiologic transformation of spiral arteries has been reported in preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, fetal death, and spontaneous preterm labor with intact or ruptured membranes. Spiral arteries with failure of physiologic transformation are prone to develop atherosclerotic-like lesions of atherosis. There are striking parallels between preeclampsia and atherosclerotic disease, and between lesions of atherosis and atherosclerosis. Endothelial activation, identified by intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) expression, is present in atherosclerotic-like lesions of heart transplantation, and is considered a manifestation of rejection...
December 26, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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