Free Online Course: Introduction to Breast Cancer

21Aug
2017

Too much medicine: Mapping the drivers of overdiagnosis to potential solutions

17Aug
2017

Sexual health concerns after cancer treatment in women

16Aug
2017

The Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Following Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy

16Aug
2017

The Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Following Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy: Estimates From a Retrospective Cohort Study of 6.5 Million Pregnancies – Annals of Surgery (free)

Source: Journal Watch ($)

“we found that the risk associated with nonobstetric surgery was relatively low, confirming that surgical procedures during pregnancy are generally safe”

 

Association of Previous Cesarean Delivery With Surgical Complications After a Hysterectomy Later in Life

15Aug
2017

Vaginal Cleansing Before Cesarean Delivery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

15Aug
2017

Acromegaly and pregnancy: a contemporary review

15Aug
2017

Acute Kidney Injury in Pregnancy-specific Disorders

15Aug
2017

Autoimmune Abnormalities of Postpartum Thyroid Diseases

15Aug
2017

Delayed breastfeeding initiation and infant survival

14Aug
2017

Delayed breastfeeding initiation and infant survival: A systematic review and meta-analysis – PLOS One (free)

This systematic review and meta-analysis mostly of observational studies suggests early breastfeeding initiation is associated with increased survival. The authors acknowledge that there are many reasons for delayed breastfeeding initiation that may confound the relationship between breastfeeding initiation and mortality, but remember that randomized trials would not be considered ethical, so we must rely on high quality observational data. Based on their analysis, the authors suggest the implementation of programs that emphasize the importance of early initiation of breastfeeding, in addition to promoting exclusive breastfeeding.

 

Risk of Stroke With Various Types of Menopausal Hormone Therapies

14Aug
2017

Risk of Stroke With Various Types of Menopausal Hormone Therapies: A National Cohort Study – Stroke (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Source: EvidenceAlerts

This large cohort confirms an increased stroke risk with oral hormone therapies, but suggests no increased risk of stroke with transdermal or vaginal estrogen application.

 

Review: General Care of the Pregnant Patient in the Intensive Care Unit

11Aug
2017

Surgical management of secondary lymphedema of the upper and lower extremities related to prior oncologic therapies

11Aug
2017

Partial-breast radiotherapy after breast conservation surgery for patients with early breast cancer

11Aug
2017

Breast-feeding for economic growth and prosperity

11Aug
2017

Treatments for reducing menopausal hot flushes are ranked for effectiveness

11Aug
2017

Counseling Adolescents About Contraception

11Aug
2017

Clinical use of biomarkers in breast cancer

11Aug
2017

Interventions for emergency contraception

10Aug
2017

Sleep Disorder Diagnosis During Pregnancy and Risk of Preterm Birth

10Aug
2017

Sleep Disorder Diagnosis During Pregnancy and Risk of Preterm Birth – Obstetrics & Gynecology (free)

Commentaries: Sleep Disorders in Pregnancy Linked to Preterm Birth – Medscape (free registration required) AND Insomnia linked to premature birth in study of 3 million mothers – Nature News (free)

“Women with sleep disorders were about twice as likely to deliver babies more than six weeks early” (from Nature News)

 

Treating subclinical thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy probably has no benefit

9Aug
2017

Interventions during pregnancy and childbirth for preventing cerebral palsy

9Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Childbirth: A Global Perspective

7Aug
2017

Bevacizumab for advanced cervical cancer

3Aug
2017

Bevacizumab for advanced cervical cancer: final overall survival and adverse event analysis of a randomised, controlled, open-label, phase 3 trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

“Benefit of adding bevacizumab to CT for cervical cancer is sustained: OS curves remain separated with ext. follow-up” and “Unfortunately though bevacizumab is out of reach of many patients living in #LMICs” (RT @oncology_bg see Tweets)

 

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Long-Term Health Consequences

3Aug
2017

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis: clinical guidelines

3Aug
2017

Benefits and Harms of Treatment of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

3Aug
2017

Benefits and Harms of Treatment of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis by the European Association of Urology Urological Infection Guidelines Panel (free)

“For most people, treatment was not beneficial and may be harmful. Antibiotic treatment did appear to benefit women in pregnancy and those about to undergo urological surgery”.

 

Diagnosis of Upper-Quadrant Lymphedema Secondary to Cancer

3Aug
2017

Laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign indications: clinical practice guideline

3Aug
2017

Access to Emergency Contraception

3Aug
2017

Sexual Health

3Aug
2017

Mental Health Disorders in Adolescents

3Aug
2017

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Screening in Average-Risk Women

3Aug
2017

Opioid Use in Pregnancy, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, and Childhood Outcomes

3Aug
2017

Breastfeeding Week Reports – World Health Organization

1Aug
2017

Guideline: Intrapartum Management of Intraamniotic Infection

1Aug
2017

A Dangerous, “Silent Reservoir” For Gonorrhea: The Throat

1Aug
2017

A Dangerous, “Silent Reservoir” For Gonorrhea: The Throat – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

See related WHO report on the rising of “Untreatable Gonorrhea” in our July 10th issue (see #1)

“Drug-resistant gonorrhea is increasing. Now scientists say the epidemic is being driven by oral sex”. (RT @NYTHealth see Tweet)

 

Tenofovir reduces mother-to-child hepatitis B transmission

1Aug
2017

Pregnancy and acromegaly

1Aug
2017

Recent Advances in the Neoadjuvant Treatment of Breast Cancer

27Jul
2017

Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

27Jul
2017

WHO Consolidated Guideline on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women Living with HIV

27Jul
2017

Risk Factors for Emergency Department Visits After Hysterectomy for Benign Disease

25Jul
2017

Risk Factors for Emergency Department Visits After Hysterectomy for Benign Disease – Obstetrics & Gynaecology (free PDF)

Commentaries: Emergency Visits Common After Hysterectomy, Study Finds – Medscape (free registration required) AND ~10 Percent Present to ER After Hysterectomy for Benign Disease – Physician’s Briefing (free)
“Risk factors include younger age, higher parity, Medicare or self-pay insurance, postoperative pain” (from Physician’s Briefing)

 

WHO implementation tool for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) of HIV infection

24Jul
2017

Maternal intake of sugar during pregnancy and childhood respiratory and atopic outcomes

22Jul
2017

Effect of Electroacupuncture on Urinary Leakage Among Women With Stress Urinary Incontinence

22Jul
2017

Practical management of peripartum cardiomyopathy

21Jul
2017

Maternal immunisation: collaborating with mother nature

21Jul
2017

HPV vaccines – A review of the first decade

21Jul
2017

Breast cancer screening: Does tomosynthesis augment mammography?

21Jul
2017

Ablative techniques for the treatment of benign and malignant breast tumours

21Jul
2017

Surgical site infections after cesarean delivery: epidemiology, prevention and treatment

21Jul
2017

Antidepressants during pregnancy and autism in offspring

21Jul
2017

Effect of diet and physical activity based interventions in pregnancy on gestational weight gain and pregnancy outcomes

21Jul
2017

USPSTF Draft Recommendation Statement on Ovarian Cancer Screening

20Jul
2017

New European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines

20Jul
2017

Practice guidelines for management of uterine corpus cancer

18Jul
2017

Guideline: Female Athlete Triad

18Jul
2017

Guideline: Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria in Women

18Jul
2017

Choosing the Route of Hysterectomy for Benign Disease

18Jul
2017

Bone targeted therapies in advanced breast cancer

18Jul
2017

Hysterosalpingography in The Assessment of Congenital Cervical Anomalies

18Jul
2017

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

17Jul
2017

Guideline: Human Papillomavirus Vaccination

16Jul
2017

Use of Biomarkers to Guide Decisions on Adjuvant Systemic Therapy for Women With Early-Stage Invasive Breast Cancer

17Jul
2017

Position Statement On Menopause

17Jul
2017

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

16Jul
2017

Beverage Intake During Pregnancy and Childhood Adiposity

11Jul
2017

Access to contraceptives for every woman, everywhere

11Jul
2017

Keeping Our Promise to 120 Million Women and Girls – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (free)

“Our goal: access to contraceptives for every woman, everywhere.” (RT @melindagates see Tweet)

 

Are There Long-Term Risks to Egg Donors?

11Jul
2017

Women with High-Risk Pregnancies Are More Likely To Develop Heart Disease

10Jul
2017

Vasomotor symptoms are associated with depressive symptoms in community-dwelling older women

9Jul
2017

Use of Molecular Tools to Identify Patients With Indolent Breast Cancers With Ultralow Risk

8Aug
2017

Guidelines for the investigation and management sepsis in pregnancy

7Jul
2017

Pelvic Girdle Pain in the Antepartum Population: Physical Therapy Clinical Practice Guidelines

7Jul
2017

Current state and controversies in fertility preservation in women with breast cancer

7Jul
2017

Zika Virus and Sexual Transmission

7Jul
2017

Optimal Perioperative Care in Breast Reconstruction: ERAS Society Recommendations

5Jul
2017

Aspirin versus Placebo in Pregnancies at High Risk for Preterm Preeclampsia

29Jun
2017

Personalized radiotherapy for invasive breast cancer in 2017

23Jun
2017

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Screening in Average-Risk Women

23Jun
2017

Improving Awareness of and Screening for Health Risks Among Sex Workers

23Jun
2017

Breastfeeding and the Risk of Maternal Cardiovascular Disease

23Jun
2017

An update on Zika virus infection

22Jun
2017

An update on Zika virus infection – The Lancet (free registration required)

“Update on Zika virus infection (2017): review focuses on important updates & gaps in the knowledge” (RT @TheLancet see Tweet)

 

Every Newborn Action Plan – World Health Organization

22Jun
2017

Every Newborn Action Plan – World Health Organization (free) (RT @WHO see Tweet with infographic)

Related report from UK: Each Baby Counts – Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (free PDF) Each Baby Counts Homepage (free resources) AND Reducing baby deaths and brain injuries during childbirth – BBC News (free)

Every year, 2.7 million babies die in the first 28 days of life. 75% of these deaths are preventable.

 

Induction of labour may be considered in pregnant women with a large baby

21Jun
2017

Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Ten Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

21Jun
2017

Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Ten Things Physicians and Patients Should Question – Choosing Wisely (free) (RT @ChooseWiselyCA see Tweet)

“New Choosing Wisely recommendations list! @SOGCorg identifies 10 tests, treatments to question in obstetrics and gynecology”

 

Simplifying Prenatal Care for Low-Risk Patients

20Jun
2017

How Mayo Clinic Is Simplifying Prenatal Care for Low-Risk Patients – Harvard Business Review (a few articles per month are free)

“Prenatal care model makes mothers-to-be active participants while reducing costs & time commitment” (RT @MayoClinic see Tweet)

 

Free online course. Starts today! Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents

19Jun
2017

Why treating breast cancer with less radiation may be more

19Jun
2017

Family planning, assisted reproduction, pregnancy and menopause in patients with SLE and/or antiphospholipid syndrome

19Jun
2017

Managing epilepsy in women of childbearing age

19Jun
2017

Primary hyperparathyroidism in pregnancy

19Jun
2017

Optimizing Breast Cancer Adjuvant Radiation and Integration of Breast and Reconstructive Surgery

16Jun
2017

Breast Cancer After Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adult Cancer

16Jun
2017

Risk of major congenital malformations in relation to maternal overweight and obesity severity

16Jun
2017

Uterine Fibroids and Miscarriage Risk

11Jun
2017

Mammograms: Are we overdiagnosing small tumors?

9Jun
2017

Cervical stitch (cerclage) for preventing preterm birth in singleton pregnancy

9Jun
2017

Cervical stitch (cerclage) for preventing preterm birth in singleton pregnancy – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

“Cervical cerclage reduces the risk of preterm birth in women at high-risk of preterm birth and probably reduces risk of perinatal deaths”

 

Association of Gestational Weight Gain With Maternal and Infant Outcomes

8Jun
2017
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