Gynecology & Obstetrics

NICE Guideline: Menopause

6 Dec, 2019 | 10:50h | UTC

Supplemental MRI Screening for Women with Extremely Dense Breast Tissue – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Does MRI Screening Benefit Women With Extremely Dense Breasts? – U.S. News (free) AND Mixed Results With Mammo Plus MRI Screening – MedPage Today (free)

“The benefits need to be carefully weighed against the harms, as MRI examination is more expensive, and it requires the injection of a contrast agent into the body. MRI will also detect abnormalities that later turn out not to be breast cancer after all” (from U.S News)

 

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Review: Cardiomyopathy and Pregnancy

27 Nov, 2019 | 07:39h | UTC

Review: Bladder Pain Syndrome in Women

24 Nov, 2019 | 20:34h | UTC

Bladder Pain Syndrome in Women – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 


Recurrence of breast cancer after regional or general anaesthesia: a randomised controlled trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Anesthesia for breast cancer surgery has no influence on risk of tumor recurrence – Medical University of Vienna (free) AND Anesthesia Technique Flops in Large Breast Cancer Trial – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

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Effectiveness of routine third trimester ultrasonography to reduce adverse perinatal outcomes in low risk pregnancy (the IRIS study): nationwide, pragmatic, multicentre, stepped wedge cluster randomised trial – The BMJ (free)

Commentary: Routine third trimester ultrasonography: Avoiding “too much too soon” – The BMJ Opinion (free)

 

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Special Issue: Obstetric Anesthesia

2 Oct, 2019 | 02:08h | UTC

Treatment of Vulvovaginal Atrophy – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 


C-section babies are missing key microbes – Nature News (free)

Original Study: Stunted microbiota and opportunistic pathogen colonization in caesarean-section birth – Nature (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Other Commentaries: Babies’ gut bacteria affected by delivery method, Baby Biome project shows – Wellcome Sanger Institute (free) AND Babies born by C-section have more potentially infectious bacteria in their guts – ScienceNews (free)

“UK study provides the best evidence yet that the way infants are born can alter their microbiomes — but the health effects are unclear.”

 


Sacrospinous hysteropexy versus vaginal hysterectomy with uterosacral ligament suspension in women with uterine prolapse stage 2 or higher: observational follow-up of a multicentre randomised trial – The BMJ (free)

 

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Prevention of postoperative adhesion reformation by intermittent intrauterine balloon therapy: a randomised controlled trial – British Journal of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Source: EvidenceAlerts

 

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Effects of maternal influenza vaccination on adverse birth outcomes: A systematic review and Bayesian meta-analysis – PLOS One (free)

Related Research: Cohort Study: Flu Vaccine in Pregnancy Safe for Children and Mothers (free)

Related ACOG Guideline: Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy (free)

“maternal influenza vaccination is not associated with harmful effects on birth outcomes. The beneficial effects reported from previous studies on preterm birth, low birth weight, and fetal death could not be confirmed.”

 


NCCN Guidelines Insights: Ovarian Cancer

18 Aug, 2019 | 21:30h | UTC

Resection of Cavity Shave Margins in Stage 0–III Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Breast Conserving Surgery: A Prospective Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial – Annals of Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Source: EvidenceAlerts

 

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Three versus five days of pivmecillinam for community-acquired uncomplicated lower urinary tract infection: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled superiority trial – EClinicalMedicine (free)

 

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Oral antihypertensive regimens (nifedipine retard, labetalol, and methyldopa) for management of severe hypertension in pregnancy: an open-label, randomised controlled trial – The Lancet (free)

Commentary: Oral regimen management of acute hypertension in pregnancy – The Lancet (free)

 

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Association of Early Interventions With Birth Outcomes and Child Linear Growth in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries: Bayesian Network Meta-analyses of Randomized Clinical Trials – JAMA Network Open (free)

 

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The impact of occupational shift work and working hours during pregnancy on health outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis – American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (link to abstract – for full-text)

Commentary: Night shifts, long hours linked to miscarriages and preterm births – Reuters (free)

 

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International consensus statement on the use of uterotonic agents during caesarean section – Anaesthesia (free)

 

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State of The Art Review: Pre-eclampsia: pathophysiology and clinical implications – The BMJ (free for a limited period)

 


Delayed childhood neurodevelopment and neurosensory alterations in the second year of life in a prospective cohort of ZIKV-exposed children – Nature Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

News Release: A third of children up to age 3 exposed to Zika in-utero have neurological problems – UCLA (free) AND Maternal Zika infection tied to poor development in 32% of tots – CIDRAP (free)

 

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MRI versus mammography for breast cancer screening in women with familial risk (FaMRIsc): a multicentre, randomised, controlled trial – The Lancet Oncology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: MRI Breast Screening Better for Women With Familial Cancer Risk – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

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Population-level impact and herd effects following the introduction of human papillomavirus vaccination programmes: updated systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Vaccination programs substantially reduce HPV infections and precancerous cervical lesions – Laval University (free) AND Hopes raised of cervical cancer eradication – BBC (free) AND Study shows major real-world impact of cervical cancer vaccines – Reuters (free)

 

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ESMO Guideline: Early Breast Cancer

24 Jun, 2019 | 01:49h | UTC

Surgical interventions for women with stress urinary incontinence: systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials – The BMJ (free)

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Review: Menopausal Hormone Therapy

31 May, 2019 | 06:30h | UTC

Menopausal Hormone Therapy – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Podcast: Menopausal Hormone Therapy (free audio)